One bantam chicken was brooding on 4 eggs. about a week before they were due to hatch my other bantam started laying eggs in the same box and went broody after she had laid about 8 eggs.. Problem is that the first hen was brooding on all the eggs.and eventually both hens were brooding together.The first 4 eggs hatched , then one hatched every other day till there were just 2 eggs left. First hen then left the nest and joined the flock, second hen is still brooding on the remaining 2 eggs but nothing has happened for 4 days now. I know all the eggs were fertile. Because of the drawn out hatches I took the chicks into a brooding box in the kitchen and all chicks are doing well. How can I tell if these last two eggs are viable? or should I just let chicken number 2 brood there till either the eggs hatch or she gets fed up and quits??
This is my first hatch and I am in a quandary because nothing went according to plan. I desperately need some expert advice