My first attempt at hatching out pekins wasn't a total disaster, but it certainly didn't go well. I have gotten a new incubator, and I am ready to try again. The incubator I have is a on-off custom built bator, made by the previous owner. It's cabinet size, with two shelves, and I think I will have much better control over temperature and humidity with this one. A few of the features: -A full frontal viewing window, which is made from double paned glass -The heating is provided by a wafer thin heating pad, which covers the bottom and goes up two sides of the cabinet about 2/3rds of the way to the top -Digital thermometer and a mounted hygrometer -Water can be added into the reservoir via the outside, eliminating the need to open the door -Two shelves, with room for another turner so I could potentially hatch out 50 ducks at a time, if I were that crazy. -Two fans for air movement The previous owner/builder also supplied with me daily log books from when she did hatches that show the preciseness and consistency that this bator can provide. Now, I just need to find some more fertile Pekin eggs. Anyone in SE PA that has any? I have not dredged through the market to see if there are any. My surviving hen is still laying one a day, but I have not seen the drake mount her yet, I think he's still in recovery.