Hi guys, I've been reading articles on here for the past three weeks while some eggs were incubating and thought i'd finally actually join he party. I'm just a teen working on raising chickens and loving it so far. One little question, about how long can you wait after an egg is past its hatch day before you know it's not going to hatch? I put four in an incubator, each marked with the date it was put in. Two hatched, one had a messed up beak and didn't make it, and the other is still there. It was supposed to hatch on Sunday, and I know there's a chick in it, but I just don't know what to do. ANYWAY, about me. I love chickens, cats, dogs, wolves. Odd combo huh? Basically I like any animals as long as they aren't out to get me. I read ALL the time and am currently enrolled in HighSchool, about to be a senior (YAY).