After much anticipation and wait on my bearded white silkie eggs to hatch. day 21 has come and gone by just like any other, with no signs of life. but wait just as i was about to abandon ship, and count my loses i heard... A PEEP! and on the eve of day 23. could it be? i thought it was my imagination, so i looked in and to my great astonishment there it was. a pip a pip in an egg! so my question here is how long does i take the chick to come out, and why had i heard nothing till it was pipping. these are some quite chicks!