Hi, I'm on the 22nd day and my eggs haven't hatched under my broody hen. I don't think I've done anything wrong, maybe I've went out to check them too much?
No I didn't candle them, maybe I should have. Hopefully they'll hatch soon!21 days is just a guide and nothing is set in stone. A broody hen is the best way to hatch as it's totally natural. Did you candle the eggs at all during incubation? Did they look to be developing ok?
My best advice now would be to leave her be and let her get on with it without disturbance.
Hope you have cute little fuzz balls soon
Thanks very much for the information. It's my first time and I'm kind of flying blind :-[They could still hatch, yes. Toward the end of incubation the eggs should be looking pretty dark and full of chick. Here are some candling pics for you to compare them against ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=230