Yesterday my Octagon decided to lose its mind. In the morning, it read 98.9F, so I increased the temperature. It was at 99.3F all day. I opened it to top up the water last night, and it decided it needed to heat itself up to 103.9F. I adjusted it back down after it held steady, to 99.2F. Right before I was off to bed, I checked it again. 102.8F!!! I couldn't go to bed not knowing whether it would calm down, so had to install the new part I received for my R-COM, heated it up and put them in there. I candled this afternoon, and...... 17 out of 18 are alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One developed a little but stopped. If only 50% of them hatch i'll be over the moon! I told my husband that i wouldn't know what to do with them all if they all hatched, and his response was a first!! "Well, we've got to keep them all!!" He doesn't even like chickens, or so I thought. There's just one problem though. Just as I can't eat a Blue Orpington, I can't possibly eat a Lavender Orpington egg!!!! They're sacred!