Did I make a huge mistake? I have a Brinsea mini advance that I'm using for the first time. I missed the detail that said to turn the cooling cycle on after day 7 and started it on day 1 (this morning). I've turned it off now but am wondering if I may have ruined the batch?
Nah! You should be fine!
Litter boxes are my favorite egg boxes. They are portable and they clean easily. On the down side, they are too deep for the chicks to get in and out. That is not what I was intending them to do in them though. I have to help the chicks get out and then switch them to a nest that is lower, usually getting pecked in the process.
Yes, the covered litter boxes are great! If you are worried about the chicks, once they are all hatched, just use the lid. She should accept the change just fine.