My broody's (two of them) left their nests 21 days ago. I got their eggs and popped them in the bator, hoping very very hard.... I am not sure how long they had been sitting, several days for sure.... I ws going to chunk eggs today because it has been 21 days in the bator,,,,,who knows how many before that and I figured they were not going to hatch. Woke up this morning and my grandson kept saying "I hear a baby bird! " Yep, got a little fuzzy butt and it is CUTE!!!! It looks like a buff orpington...but it hatched from a white egg.... I have Leghorns, buffs, barred rocks, dominiquers, and RIR. Roosters are RIT, MUTT and and old English Game rooster... So this is defininitely a surprise baby! The last one (and only one) that I have hatched, died right after it was born. This one is nive and healthy looking and very vocal! This is pretty fun!