I have 21 eggs that were due tomorrow, but one hatched this morning around 8am. about 5-6 others have made a small hole in the shell (pipped?) throughout the day. I have a LG still air 'bater, which I can pull out one of the small plastic windows to snatch up a chick... So my questions are: 1- how long can chick #1 stay in the 'bater? 2- since it's a still air bater, the chick does not seem to be drying out very well, sould that affect when I get him moved to the brooder? 3- since it is possible that the 20 eggs left to hatch may hatch out over the next 2 days or so, what's the best game plan for removing the chicks? I did add some warm water to the 'bater early this morning before any eggs were pipped, and noticed humidity shot up and fogged the windows. I'm guessing if I have to open the bater to do a chick snatch, maybe I do it as fast as possible and add more warm water hopefully no others get shrink wrapped? Help!