It is getting so hard to be patient. We lost our peahen earlier this spring as she went off in the woods and laid a nest and something grabbed her off the nest. We found it and put the eggs under a broody hen. Well, those eggs were infertile as my pair of peafowl are only just turning two this summer. So, I ordered some eggs online. I put them under a broody hen four weeks ago (same hen that was sitting on the first four). Well, a week ago, she stopped sitting. I think she decided she had been on them long enough (7 weeks total between 2 different sets of eggs so not sure she knew we switched them out). Anyway, not sure how long she was off of them before we caught it, but I got them under another broody hen. Tomorrow is the hatch date and so far I have not seen (or heard) any thing from the eggs... I did candle them at 16 days and it appeared that there was something in each of the eggs (2 looked like eggs at 14 days development and 2 looked like 16 days development). I am just worried that the hen may have been off of them too long, but giving them the benefit of the doubt. I am just so anxious because of the time off from the hen and the fact that it looked like that they were developing on time at the halfway point. Anyway, just wanted to ramble as I am hoping somebody has had a similar experience. I have had the incubator set up for a couple of days in case this hen comes off, but she has been very loyal. One question - if these don't hatch, is it too late in the year to find another set of eggs that I can put in the incubator? I was hoping that a hen would be better but if these don't hatch I would like to at least try the incubator if it isn't too late. I really want to have some youngsters as my peacock is a lonely guy right now. Is there anybody on here that I can get eggs from? Thanks everybody!