I put 4 eggs in my incubator, and day 21 none of them hatched. I put it down to the incubator (which is years old and very unreliable), and decided to wait a few more days just incase. It is now day 24 so I decided to candle them and see if theres anything going on in there. Sadly I couldn't see anything moving in three of the eggs and they were very light, but there was DEFINATELY something wriggling around in number 4 and it was much heavier than the others!
However, i'm not sure what to do if only one chick hatches.
I have a new incubator with 10 eggs in, and they're about 16 days off hatching. Will the chick be okay on its own until then? And when they hatch and settle into their brooder can I put them together straight away? or will the little ones need to grow a bit first? thanks