I hope someone can advise me about this, as it is my first experience with a broody hatching. The broody (and papa) are banties. My bator banties had hatched on days 19 and 20 (counting the day after setting as 1). The broody definately started setting on Mar 11, so today would be day 22 if I did this right. I did not candle at all. Some posts when I searched said to candle and some said no, not to bother her. On Sun I saw a half a shell she had pushed aside and thought there was a baby in there somewhere and they would be hatching out. Days have passed. Still no sign of a baby(s). I can't hear anything peeping. And, of course, the one time a days she gets up to relieve herself, etc is always when I am at work or something, so I can never see her get up off of them. Oh, and someone should have warned me abt the size of that poo- my dogs don't even poo anything that big! I realize the temps/hum are not the same as using a bator, and the temps in their house hang abt 45-50 on the average, though it did dip a little a few times to maybe 40. I really don't want to bother her, as she seems to know what she is doing (better than I do I am sure). Should I move her to check? Maybe later today if nothing shows up? Tomorrow? Is she just really hiding the babies well until all of the eggs have hatched? Wouldn't I hear them peeping? What on earth was the story with the half a shell in there on Sun and where is the rest? (ummm- worried she is sitting on something disgusting to put it mildly- or worse). Please advise me what I should do.