I know, DANGEROUS. But... I've been reading and studying up on how to hatch my babies when they get here. I've taken notes on cleanliness and bacteria. Temps and humidity. Got my bator stabilizing. No drafts, no direct sun. Then I get to thinking... Momma hen gets out of her nest. (there goes the constant temp and humidity). She grabs a bite, gets a drink (chats it up a bit with the other girls) takes a poop and heads back to the eggs. Now, not only has the temp and humidity changed but she is getting back into the 'crib' with dirty feet that just wandered and scratched through God only knows what. And yet.... they hatch. Let us handle them with unwashed hands and we risk killing the lil buggers. Open the bator too often or for too long.... we risk killing the lil buggers. Go figure.