My bantam eggs were a total loss for my broody hen and she has 3 bantam duck eggs left and they are on day 23. I broke down and candled them tonight and all is dark except air cell at the large end of egg. OMG, I feel like an expectant mom!!! I am SO hoping at least one of these hatch because I have such a determined sweet broody cochin. For all the experts out there... is it sounding positive? (as I am about to become a chain smoker) Oh, and one more question... should I buy her a new baby at the feed store and try the "slip it under her at night" and see if she accepts it in case these eggs fail also?