Ok, I have a few questions. 1. My eggs are due to hatch the 25. Is lockdown tomorrow (the 22) or wednesday (the 23)? 2. How long does it take a chick to dry? It has been about 24 hours and my chick is still not completely dry (back and head are still wet) 3. Is it normal for a chick to be born without a toe? I have a silkie with 4 toes. And no, the one she is missing is not the extra toe. It is the first toe. So she only has the middle, 3rd and the 2 other toes. 4. Does humidity stay in a room? I have my 6 by 6 "chicken room" filled with heat lamps and such and have been opening my bator to candle the eggs (not knowing the silkies were in lockdown) and I still had a silkies hatch and another piped (I only had 2 good silkie eggs) so the eggs arnt shrinkwraped.