1st time hatching eggs with a broody hen. There are 2 eggs one due tomorrow and 1 Wed.
I was unaware that after day 18 they should not be candled and candled both today. Momma is still sitting on them and they were both moving. One is a small white egg and the other is a large white egg.
I did not see any side of cracking on the shell, nor did I hear any sound.
Should I worry? If there is no chicks by day 25, should I crack the egg myself?
Is there anything I need to do once they hatch or will momma handle everything?
The nesting box is off the ground, do I need to move it to ground level after the chicks hatch? Or prepare a ground level nesting area?
Thanks so much!