Ok I have made many mistakes with my first few batches (the first being that i put eggs in on 4 different days each 2 days apart making it very hard to keep my mosture up when i still have to turn some while other are trying to hatch (i have now resorted to using a stick and poking them gently to move the others through the vent of the bator, anyway... Out of the first 10 eggs 4 hatched and they are doing great it is just they keep getting poop stuck to their butts. I have been washing it with warm water and cleaning them but it keeps happening what should I do? The secound it out of the 2nd batch of eggs one hatched and one struggled to. I got impatient after waiting 12 hours and helped it along a bit. It foot looks turned in though, I dont really mind having a handicapped chicken (I have seen one similar that a friend had and she was such a gentle hen and they just never hatched her eggs) But is this because of something? Did it happen because I became impatient? Also there was a day when I though I was supposed to stop turning the duck eggs (yes I crammed those into the bator as well. They are due to hatch Wed not Sunday like I had thought so I stopped turning them by mistake on Friday. I realized my mistake today after consulting the calander and doing the math again but am not sure if it will have messed them up. I am not sure what I was thinking ordering 4 different sets of eggs from ebay all at once but I plan on learning from these last few errors and I still have 6 chicks so far so I am not unhappy. I would love any advise or recomindations I have 5 hens and a roo now and just love having these chickens!