Hi, My silkie has been sitting on 5 eggs for 21 days today, but .....still nothing I looked at the eggs a week 1 and all had some development in them. I also looked last week, and from what I could see (not much really!) it looked ok. I was expecting them to hatched around day 19 (just like my bantam). It is the first time she sits: she is only 8 months old. How much longer should I wait? Is ther a way I can check if the chicks 'to be' are still alive?