Today is day 18 and I have basically put the incubator in lock down, turned of the cradle rocker, but I have 2 chicks that decided to come early. Being half deaf I haven't heard any peeping, I just happend to look over at the incubator and saw the two hatched chicks. Right now they are in the bator, resting and cheeping. I still don't hear them, but I can see the motion. I presume I can take the chicks out and put them in a bin for a brooder in the bathroom. Good thing DH is visiting family this week. I won't have him fussing because the chicks are in the house. The brooder cage I use in the garage needs cleaning and the wind break sides put on it. It is warm enough that during the day I probably won't need the heat light, but I want them stable before exposing them to the heat. It is amazing. Oh what do people use to mark the heads of the chicks, somehow I doubt it is bingo dabbers.