Being new to this idea of raising chickens we found the BYC site and I have to say it has been very entertaining as well as informative. We recently incubated 12 eggs from our RIR's . We managed to get one chick (now named Uno) out of our first try. He/she is now 2wks old. Being alone he seemed very restless. Cheeping constantly. We put a feather duster in with him. (suggested by a BYC'R). Who would have thought but it has worked like a charm. Uno gets under it and peeks out as well as sleeps. So thanks for the idea BYC. We have 14 more on their 8th day so with any luck he will have some real company soon!!!