Finally got my new Hovabator1602 setup (no fan) and have a stable temp of 100, and humidity up to 65%. Middle channel only got humidity to 38-45%. So I put about 2 more cups in another channel (lukewarm). I went and got my eggs out of crawlspace and put in laundry room to acclimate to room temperature. for an hour or so. I have Dave Holderreads newsst edition of his Duck Book ,and he mentions storing in a bag that he ties and puts in a box in a cool area while collecting eggs to set. He also says he turns them if they are over a week old or so , once a day. I have been turning my older eggs for a couple days. I had dated them, and at first stored large end up in a carton in the bag, in a box. I did wash these eggs gently with water & Palmolive slightly warmer than they were. (He said he washes with 3 degree warmer water). My eggs are 1-2 weeks old, from my Show Quality Breeders from Holderreads, 2009 hatch.They are Penciled and gray runners, and my Mini Overberg (the mad mouse killer!lol and she is a good broody, hatched 2 runners last year...but I lost them to chill (water in pen). My mini-Silver Appleyard seemed to stop laying right when I started to collect eggs..... barnie I also have new babies coming from Holderreads in the next couple weeks now I have to figure how to mark them ep, cause I want to show some. This is so exciting!!!!!!My mini-overberg seems to be getting a clutch ready to set too, she had 4 of her own and two runner eggs under her, but I wasn't sure she was setting, so I put two fresh eggs under her and took two and 2 of her eggs to incubate. So she has 4, I figure she can only set about 6 because she is small.Last year she started with 5 and ended up with 2 (runner eggs) she'd move them out of nest and I'd chuck them bad eggs.