Good morning! I had a broody hen post somewhere else for awhile but I think it was posted in the wrong section. We are on day 21 and all seems ok. We candled on day 7 and 14. We "think" it all looked ok. We saw what to look for online and did our best. I had questions as to when to start the count down. She started sitting on the nest consistently at about noon on May the 4th. I decided to start the count of day 1 on Tuesday the 5th. I was just getting antsy about the time frame! It didn't help that I read that sometimes you should be ready on day 20. How long can things take sometimes? She has been a great mother and I know she hasn't left her eggs for any prolonged time because she is separated and we can keep a better eye on her. I want to try and see under her so badly, but have yet to give in to temptation! I was wondering if I need to remove eggshells or anything like that? Well, if they are all healthy and hatch. My sis-in-law and 3 year old nephew are visiting from out-of-state and are joining my kids in the excitement. I know there are many stories out there of how things go. But being our first hatch, I can't help but be nervous! Thanks for listening.