Hi, I just found this site last night when I googled "chirping in the egg"! The posts in this forum are so helpful! My son and I are incubating 11 banty eggs (our first time, trying to enrich the life of a hiIQ, ADHD underachiever), and it is day 20. They've been chirping since yesterday, and we've got 3 with pips as of 5 minutes ago. 2 days ago I added extra water, and last night I quickly added a wet washcloth after reading this site (we have nothing measuring humidity). This morning I saw a small amount of white sludge growing in a water trough! I am horrified the chicks might (please G-d) hatch in there and be breathing and walking around near that "growth". What should I do? I've thought about heating my oven to warm, preheating a pan and lining it with washcloths and a bowl of water, and moving all eggs to there for a few minutes while I clean out the incubator-but darn it that would totally blow the temp control in the incubator! Should I just leave it and see if anyone hatches and then move them out quickly as soon as they are dry? TY to anyone who replies. The temptation to DO SOMETHING is overwhelming, but like birthing babies maybe the real key is to just sit back and wait??