Good morning All 4 chicks are doing good today and love using mama as a playground I say 4 chicks because one of the eggs that she laid 5 days AFTER sitting on the others hatched She actually laid (2)eggs 5 days after sitting on eggs that had life to them. The older eggs (embryos) were 5 days old. So I marked the eggs, and knew it would be 5 days after the original had been laid, the new ones would hatch. Well last night around 11pm, I had a zip, and out came baby chick! It was just as big, healthy and looked like the rest. So, how on earth is that possible??? The other "new" egg is def. not ready to hatch. Baby is alive, but it's not full of chick yet, and the air cell is still growing. Weird or can this be explained?? I'm glad I didn't toss the new eggs after she laid them, I was going to eat them that day. Remember she's been in a hamper, inside. No other hens have been around her to lay eggs in her nest. I know I counted correctly because when I brought her inside, she had 8 eggs total. She laid the 2 new eggs AFTER the other eggs had visible embryos. All eggs were marked. 10 eggs total. In the end, I tossed 5 eggs (yolkers, duds) and she incubated the 5 she has now. Thanks! Edit...well the last egg has a pip!