I have a clutch of eggs under my broody - bought eggs and they're 6 light sussex and 6 lavender araucana. I've googled but can't seem to find the answer to my question. Around half of each breed began pipping yesterday morning, day 21, and some hatched by afternoon and others this morning. Sadly, one of the sussex had a good pip and looked like it began to zip but died I have two hatched sussex & three araucana, so 5 chicks in total - not great from a clutch of 12, but the eggs had a bit of a rough start. As a bit of back story, the hen was brooding out in the rain in the exposed vege garden, not protected from predators at all. We put her in a nest of straw in the woodshed and she was NOT happy - she sat on the eggs for a night - as far as I know - and then brooded in the bark instead. So probably not an ideal surface for brooding and turning 12 eggs, but I gave up and put them under her again (they'd already got cold after she'd sat for a little while) as she wasn't moving from her new bark nest. I figured it was that or nothing since I don't have an incubator. So, my question is, after this length of time - 30+ hours since first hatch - what's the deal with the remaining eggs? Is it a waiting game, or can they be presumed to be in trouble since they've not even pipped? I'm not sure whether it was a good idea to do it so soon, but I floated the remaining eggs in warm water and one was a dud, which I discarded, the other ones were high floaters and one started kicking and cheeping! So that's four that are potentially viable and one that's alive but not pipped. Should they have pipped by now? Or can hatch times vary that much in one clutch incubated at the same time - if some were perhaps on the outer and not kept as warm?