Even though I've hatched hundreds of eggs...I feel like a total Newb here! I've succumbed to the temptation of Aubrey's (BoggyBottomBantams) Blue/Black Cayugas and I need to make sure I have everything down on hatching ducklings before they get here. So...please correct me if I'm wrong, but after a ton of research, this is what I've come up with. Days 1-7=Temp 99.5* and relative humidity 55% (wet bulb..which I don't have..84.5*F) Leave them in the turner and disturb as little as possible. Days 7-25=Temp 99.5* and relative humidity 55%. Spray eggs with bator temp water once a day and allow to cool just a bit. (Aubrey had a great idea for this...put a little spray bottle right in the bator so the water is already at the right temp) Keep in turner. Days 25-28=Temp 98.5-99* and humidity 65% (to be raised to 80% at first sign of pipping...I'll probably just raise it on day 27 to be safe.) The other thing I read that I found interesting...but probably wouldn't do...is on day 25 you can "float" the eggs in water and the ones with live ducklings will wiggle around. Supposedly this also "softens" the shell and makes it easier for the duckling to hatch. However...since the shells are porous, I'd be terrified to try it...wouldn't it drown them?? My big question is this. I have 2 pre-set Hovabator Genesis's that I use as bator and hatcher. They both stay at 100.4-100.6* Is there enough of a difference that I should re-do the factory temps? I'm assuming days 1-25 they'd be okay (only 1/2-1 degree difference) but should I change the hatcher? I'm going to have some quail eggs in with the ducks... Thanks in advance for any tips/suggestions!