I decided to let my hens hatch out some chicks. At first, one of my bantams set on the clutch (several different hens had laid eggs in the nesting box) but she was booted by one of my buffs who has continued to set on the eggs. When I decided to let them hatch out- I marked them 8/17. According to my calculations this is now day 22. I did candle them last night and there is movement and large air pockets. My question is- since it is day 22 and I notice no pipping, has the early confusion about which hen would keep the clutch delayed the process? I know there are 9 eggs that are good. I am getting very impatient!!