Hi all. We have a young bantam hen who became broody recently, so we let her set. She had 6 of her own eggs under her and I tucked in 2 full sized eggs for fun. *I did NOT mark on the calendar the start date so I really have no idea how long she's been sitting, but I do know this week sometime has got to be 21 days.
We lost 1 full sized egg a few weeks ago - it had never developed, so obviously wasn't fertilized. We have 2 roosters so go figure...
I went out and shut everyone up, and as always, checked on her. The other full sized eggs was out from under her, in front of her, and I could see feathers, legs, and yolk. No sound or movement was noted and when my husband came out he picked it up. It was cold. He cracked the rest of the shell away and it's quite obvious that it hatched too early. Did it hatch or did she peck it? Guess we'll never know.
So now do I wait a few more days on the remaining eggs? Is there anyway to tell if they are okay in there?