Ok, I checked my hatching spreadsheet and I got my dates mixed up. I'm an idiot, what can I say. So that means I left 3 eggs turning that should have been on lockdown for 2 extra days. Hope they do ok, and thank goodness for the little peeper that got my attention. Below is my mistaken thoughts when I still thought this was day 17, not day 20. I have a friend who brings me eggs to incubate. He cracked a blue ameraucana egg so I told him to seal it with wax and bring it. I have not candled these eggs, just popped them in. They are in with Penedesenca eggs that are too dark to candle anyway, so I just am going by the # of days. Well, I had planned to move these 4 eggs to the hatcher tomorrow (day #18) as there are other eggs still turning in the incubator. Imagine my surprise when I hear peeping from the still turning cabinet incubator! I checked to be sure there was not a loose chick, then turned the racks to level so I could check the 4 eggs due on Friday. The one with the wax on it was zipping! talk about a determined chick! I just took those 4 and put them hastily into the hatcher. I'll keep an eye out incase the transfer made humidity problems. All I can think of is with the heat we have been having, the egg had started to incubate before it got to me. Then it went to work in an egg carton, sat on my desk and came home a few hours later to be put in the incubator. Or, I have a new species of 17 day incubating chicks. I'll keep you posted with pics. The lonely pene chick that hatched yesterday is sure going to be glad to see this new little one. She's all cuddled up with her stuffed dog toy in a brooder all by herself.