I have a two part question. The 1st is: I have two broody hens sharing a clutch of mixed eggs. It has been 21 days today and there are no signs of pipping yet. Do eggs sometimes take more than the 21 days to hatch? I had two roos and pretty sure they were fertile. I haven't been able to candle them because the broody hens will attack any time I make a move. The 2nd question I have is that I have a small coop the two broody hens are sitting in. The nest box is high and there is a ladder to go to the ground. Will the chicks be able to get down once they have hatched? It isn't high to me, but looks like a good drop for such a little bird! Sorry, I have never had any eggs hatching, so I am not familiar with the process. I always just bought chicks already living!