Okay, this has been a tedious and drawn-out hatch. My Silkie hybrids pipped on day 18 and hatched on day 19 along with one NN. The rest of the eggs hatching throughout the day on day 20....except one egg that is just now hatching....on day 22. I definitely witnessed a turtle vs the hare scenario this time around, and only one egg out of 23 failed to hatch. Here are some of my NN chicks....the goal of this hatch. I discovered that my black cockerel, Heisenberg, must have sneaked in and mated with a few of my girls because I got a few black chicks, one of which I will probably have to cull because it has an injured leg that it can't stand on and the chick stopped eating. I also found out that one of my NN cockerels mated with one of my Australorps, because I got a NN chick from her.
Here's a sampling of my new NN flock: