We've had one Broodie sitting on our eggs (started with 6... now down to 3). We weren't able to candle until day 20... we were out of town and not prepared enough to have someone go candle for us. We did at Day 20 and two looked normal enough... but I don't know that we can tell that late. Today our normal Mama got off the eggs and wandered about the yard acting suspiciously uninterested in those eggs. Another hen took up her spot though. Has Mama #1 given up? If so is that a good sign to go ahead and check the eggs ourselves? Any thoughts or similar experiences?