... because I had put the bators up (on the top shelf in the closet, where I rarely see them, to try to avoid the temptation) until spring. Why? Because our new coop is not anywhere near finished; and with everyone's jobs, it might be awhile. That is why I still have 9-week-old chicks in my bedroom, complete with a cockerel learning to crow. The SS Hamburg chicks went outside into a hutch with a heat lamp, but the Seramas are still in my room. So why is the bator plugged in and the hatcher drying from being cleaned out and disinfected? Because I had eggs on the counter I cannot stand to throw them out or feed them to the dogs. They are too small to be worth eating ... and I always wonder what might have hatched if I do not set them, lol. So, the bator is up and running. The 5 eggs I have now, and whatever the buggers lay between now and Sunday, will go in the bator Sunday. I definitely have the chicken disease and I CANNOT WAIT FOR FLUFFY BUTTS! And to my parents ... that is not my incubator ... I do not know how it got plugged in, either ... really!