If my chickens would do they would be but Im not having the luck...so....I am going to pick up my incubator next week to hatch my duck eggs from my Pekin duck and Muscovy Drakes. I do have a few questions before I get started. I want to make sure I do everything right.....I have 6 eggs now from the last 7 days. Im waiting to get around 10-12 eggs before I put them in the incubator. I brought them into the house and have them on my counter. Do I need to still turn them or wait for them to go in the bator? She also lays them on the ground early in the morning before I can get out there and open up she chicken/ shed and let them out so they have some slight poop and are alittle dirty. I try to keep a deep bed of fresh clean shavings in the shed for them but they still manage to get them pooified. I try my best to wipe them with a dry towel. Can I put them in the bator that way or do I have to wash them off? How do you guys do it?