Let me please give you the background so I don't sound like a *complete* fool: We ordered 4 chicks, one was a silkie that was weak & died....so we've been looking to replace it. I found an ad on Craig's list. She wanted $10 per chick (which I thought was steep...4 wks old), but I was willing. She had three. Two white, one blue. I was hoping to get a white one a splash...she hadn't heard of 'splash', but thought maybe one of them was....so I went with a $20, hoping she'd have change (cuz we didn't). I go, she says she can't sell me just 2 (after I told her on the phone & via email I wanted 2) b/c the one would be alone. Ok...yes, I understand. So I'll take all 3 but all I have is a $20, she says no. So I either leave (w/ my daughter w/ me...bummed) or spend $20 on a chick. So I see that she has eggs in the coop (all silkies) with a rooster. I assume they are fertile (I know what they say about assuming), so I tell her I want those too....knowing my mom has a bator. I get home call my mom, and she sold it last year!!!!!! So.....thank you for making it this far. I'm running off of very little sleep. I get home to unexpected company and don't get a chance to work on a make-shift incubator til 10pm. I was up til 5am adjusting the temp on the make-shift still-air bator. My husband said to forget about the whole thing w/out a real incubator, but I wanted to at least try. What did I have to lose? So I finally got the temp right (102 for still-air), but when I got up at 9am it was 110!! So, over a period of 4 hours it went up 8 degrees. Yes, I know it's really high, but b/c it wasn't that high for all 4 hours is there any chance they'll live or did I cook them? : ( Edited: 1. These are silkie eggs 2. the room temp. hadn't changed at all.