Hi folks, One of my EE girls decided to sit a clutch this past month and hatch day is here. I candled at 10 days and everything seemed okay- I did toss three eggs that were obviously not fertile. Anyway, she's been sitting on 12 eggs. Yesterday was the 1st day she didn't come off the nest to eat/drink/dust, we're right at 20/21 days. I've got her in a big dog kennel (she's in her nest box inside of it) and there's a chick waterer and all that jazz with her. I've done my best to find out all the info I could so I'd be prepared for hatch day, and I know that Miss Ida (the hen) knows more about what she is doing than me, but I'm really nervous! I'm trying to not be too nosey and keep her in a quiet dim place, but I'm worried that I don't hear any peeping and she still seems to be laying down on the eggs? Is this normal? How can the chicks break out if she is on top of them? Should I hear peeping? Should I stick a hand under her to check things out? I know this is silly. But I am a complete beginner when it comes to hatching! I appreciate your advice. Thanks for taking the time to read my post! I hope I have good news to report later!