As always thanks Sally. If the eggs will roll to how they need to be what is the point in marking probable pip area? I'm not sure how touchy thermostat is as I haven't had to adjust it so I will not be monkeying with it. As far as water dishes go I have a plastic tray under the wire floor that has water channels in it that chicks can't access. Will try and find something to put on top of the wire floor though.
so if their is fluid in them probable pip up CAN prevent drowing, also you can see who is pipped and time them accordingly. add a sponge in a little flat dish will work if you need it