Okay to begin, I have a friend nearby that has blue slate turkeys 1 tom and 4 hens and Indian Runner Ducks. She sells me hatching eggs for 3$ or 30$ for a dozen. My third attempt at trying to hatch turkey eggs and I finally had some success. I bought one dozen blue slate turkey eggs & put a doz of chicks in with them. I waited 7 days to put the chicks in and used a sponges for humidity. I tried keeping the humidity around 50% following the advice on this website http://www.porterturkeys.com/egghatchingtips.htm ....this proved difficult because in our home humidity is pretty dang low. I really need to invest in a humidifier. So about every 2 days give or take I was opening the lid to re-wet the sponges. I kept my temp within the appropriate ranges. Did that affect the developing eggs to much? I only had 4 potential eggs that would hatch!! When it was time for lock down I raised the humidity 80%+ and lowered the temp. 2 piped right away, one never pipped and died in the shell and another passed after it pipped? What am I doing wrong here?Should I just try the dry method and not worry so much about the humidity? I have another doz I'm supposed to pick up on Friday with some duck eggs also! Most of the eggs started to develop at least sometime during the incubation so it must be my fault for the bad hatches I'm just not sure where I'm messing up. I'm using an LG incubator, this go around I have a PC fan hooked up and ready and added a milk jug lid to the knob for temp. I'm running it now to make sure I can get it good and stable! If you have any tips or advice I could really use it!