I have chicks of several different ages in brooders in the bathroom. Some should have been put outside right around now, but there's a really cold snap and although that bunch has been without a heat lamp for quite some time, they have been INSIDE with a nearby brooder that does have a heat lamp on it. We're due to get some below-freezing temps tonight (and last night was one, too); I just think it would be too much of a sudden temp change for 'em. Sitting here at the PC, I hear some "not very happy" peeping, and think I should go check on the littlest babies in their brooder in the bathroom. All the chicks look at me like "Whut?!?! We've been good!" After spending some time with my babies, I come back to the PC. On my way, I hear the same "not very happy" peeping. Hmmmm. There are six incubators with eggs in 'em in my guest room. Lockdown is due tonight (I tend to set eggs late in the evening so I do lockdown late in the evening too) for two of the 'bators. One is an Octagon20 Advance EX unit and the other is a MiniAdvance with the few eggs that didn't fit in the Octagon. Gold-laced and silver-laced cochins. And in the MiniAdvance, there is a fully hatched chick! Whoa! Hello, early chick!!! Plus another egg has quite a large pip starting. Guess I need to lockdown that 'bator right NOW this instant, huh??