I was kicking myself for not having those hand warmers! Best thing I could think of and find in the dark was the rice lol. But yes, next time I'm at tsc / rural king I'm getting hand warmers! I was so worried when I was first learning and reading all that alarmist stuff. (Im still fairly new at this but have 7 successful hatches and several staggered ones under my belt since thanksgiving.) On my first hatch I did everything "by the book" on my shipped eggs and all I did was worry myself for nothing! I wanted to candle earlier than day 7 but was afraid I would harm the embryos. I panicked because my humidity dropped to 55% in lockdown. I kept those hatchlings cramped up in the brinsea mini because I was afraid I would shrink wrap the others with pips. I lost one who I suspected was malpositioned but I was too scared to open the bator for "risk" to the other eggs...and the whole don't help a hatchling you'll have weak genetics in your flock! The whole thing was just stressful. My second round in December I decided to just forget about "by the book"and try things in a more relaxed way. I had a great hatch and learned so much! Since then, I 1. Candle whenever I darn well want to 2. Know that in my bators, I can hatch with no issues as low as 50% humidity. I shoot for 65-70% but if it drops in the middle of the night it's ok! 3. Know I can open the incubator to add water and/or take chicks out without harming eggs 4. Will assist a chick in trouble if the chick has absorbed blood and yolk My next goal is to start doing eggtopsies so I can learn more about what went wrong and how I can improve my methods. I really appreciate the information being shared here. It's super helpful!