So it was a sad morning here. My eggs were abandoned on day 20 by my darn broody Orpington. They were stone cold when I found them, so I brought them in and put them under a heating pad with damp paper towels. I wasn't holding out hope, but kept them warm all day. When I went to bed last night, I checked on them and one was peeping at me (just about dropped it). I have no stupid bator, so improvised to keep them warm overnight. Got up really early this morning to check, my peeper had pipped in the night and then didn't make it out. So sad Not doing this again for a long while! DH offered to get me an incubator when he heard, but I think I'll put it off for a bit.
Ralph - turkeys are weird....yours won't use their nice turkey house and mine still look at the dust bath I built them like it's the devil incarnate.... it's an 8" deep square of full of dirt