Backing up a smidge, when the eggs started peeping and pecking, I ran to Wal-Mart. I had been doing some research on what to do once they hatched. I needed a "chick brooder" to place them in while they dried off, and stabilized.
Wal-Mart has tons of plastic bins so I got the largest one I could find. I got home, placed a towel inside and put it on top of the heating pad. A water bottle substituted for Mama. Baby chicks cannot make their own body heat for sometime, so this was important!