opa glad your friend is ok, and sorry about his birds, but atleast those are replacable.. your friend isnt.. still sad. i have my radishes and lettuce planted and sprouting, only other plants are kale and cabbage.. which are doing good. i planted last weekend b4 all the rain. to give them a head start.. i will just put some leaves over them in the evening. sorry your hatch didnt go so well.. i just stoked up my bator last night. i had a still air, and put a pc fan in it yesturday.. and both sides are holding a same temp so that is good.. i will be setting later today.. a guy my dh works with gave us 51 guinnea eggs and i plan on setting atleast 36-41 of them, eating some for breakfast today with morels and vidalia onion.. this is my third time around for hatching. first time only one hatched. second time i had 11 hatch out of 21 in lockdown.. started with 38 eggs and like you alot unfertile. this time not sure how many are fertile either.. and plus they are guinnea not chicken. and go 28 days. thats going to be most of june.. so if i can go to chicken stock maybe i will have some guinneas.. tap i bet the kids love your show and tell story time.. my dd joined the green team at her school, and its all about planting, composting. gardening.. and every week i bring my 3 chicks in which i have been doing since they were like a day old.. so every thursday those kids are just amazed how much they grown and what they look like in such a short time. i missed it last week dh and i were in mushroom woods and ds picked her up.. i will be taking the chicks today for the kids to see.. glad if you have alot of chicks, lots of bedding and light they should be fine, they will keep each other warm. if your coop is drafty put a tarp or plastic over it.