A friend who hatches chicks, ducklings & other poultry in her little Hovabator all the time - real low tech, there, she turns them by hand & has hatched out probably hundreds - gave me some hen's eggs and 2 duck eggs. They are 17 days into incubation. I have 1 known live duck egg; the other died & was removed. 2 brown shelled chicken eggs remain. I cannot see much through the dark shells and I suspect they both died early (though since the one duck egg is still alive, I know I can't have messed up TOTALLY).... I know I need to up the humidity for them to hatch (if there's anybody alive in there). I also need to stop turning them tomorrow. I can't imagine the humidity harming the duck egg, as a mother duck would swim and come back with a wet belly, but it's not due to hatch for another week & a half. I can stop turning the hen's eggs, but I can't stop turning the duck egg, can I? ....which means I'll have to open the incubator to do it. Can I open quick, turn the duck egg, close the lid, then spray some water in immediately through a vent hole to up the humidity again? I could alternatively move the duck egg to my other 'bator, whose eggs are not due to hatch for another 2 weeks, BUT the humidity would be lower....? Also, how do you folks usually dispose of discarded eggs? I've been burying them.