Jap quail eggs due to hatch today... First one pipped about 5 am this morning, his cheeping woke me up. He hasn't made much progress since then, but a couple more eggs are starting to pip and a bunch of them are rocking. I'm starting to panic though because I'm having trouble getting the humidity up above 50%, let alone 70%. Not using a proper incubator, it's a parrot brooder (Brinsea TLC4), but temps are fine and have been all along. I've been keeping the humidity thing you pour water into full, and there's a container of water in there (sides are too high for chicks to get into when they hatch). I haven't opened the incubator other than to quickly refill the water container in the past couple of days. It's been so hot and dry here. I can see the membrane on the pipped egg starting to dry out. These eggs had a rough time in transit and a bunch of them have saddle-shaped air cells. Is there something I should do for them? How much will the humidity affect the hatch? Going to make a cup of tea and try to calm down, but this is so nerve-wracking. Wasn't nearly so bad when it was eggs from my own birds.