Hi everyone! I am brand new here so I am still figuring it all out. I have so many questions as I prepare for my little babies! Tomorrow I am receiving my duck eggs. I have a Janoel 12 incubator and I am pretty sure the tray is not turning like it is supposed to, so perhaps I will just manually rotate the eggs. Is this okay? I have been researching and reading countless books and threads for the past three years so that I could be ready when it was time for my ducks, but I still am nervous and feel unprepared! I have everything all ready, but I am so nervous for my little guys! I will be getting ten eggs. I have read that you are not supposed to candle every day (I know you don't see anything until about day 7 anyways) because you let a lot of the heat and humidity out of the incubator, but if I am manually turning my eggs five times a day, wont even more heat and humidity escape? If you have tips on how you mark your eggs to keep track of turning, please let me know! If I choose to turn them manually, will I still need my egg tray in the incubator or will they be okay without it? I am so SO paranoid that nobody will hatch or that someone will explode and contaminate the others... Any tell tale signs? Other than the odor... If a duck egg is not fertile or dies in development, how long will I have to remove it before it explodes? Also, how many days into the incubation period would I need to start worrying about exploding eggs? Thanks!!!