It's day 20 and two chicks have already hatched and two more have pips. I know I'm not supposed to open the incubator and believe me, I don't want to. I'm worried about the chicks that have already hatch staying in there overnight because of temp fluxuations. Ever since I went into lockdown and opened the incubator to candle one last time it has been a nightmare regulating the temp again. I've had fluxuations for no good reason. I've had the thermostat light stay on and the temp go down. (hovabator 1602, I would never recomend it) Anyway, I didn't worry so much when they chicks were in the eggs if I had a temp spike. Like up to 103 or 104. I suspect not for long but I'm really not sure. Anyhow, short story long here are my questions: #1 How high a temp can the chicks take now that they are hatched? #2 If I take the chicks out how disruptive will it be to carry the incubator upstairs to the bathroom for steam. (eggs are just laying on the bottom and will roll around. The water from the wells will splash around as well) #3 Should I take the chicks out and put them in the brooder or just wait till the hatch is over and hope there are no temp spikes? #4 there were 4 of my silkie bantam eggs moving last night (wed) but no pips yet. Is that a bad sign? I'm worried their shells are to thick for them to crack. I've heard they often hatch earlier and tomorrow is day 21. I think that's it. I was so planning on drinking wine and just waking up to chicks. curses to the hovabator 1602.