Ok so my Silkie hen (whom is a thief and stole most everyone's eggs, she even made one hen stop being broody due to discouraging her by stealing so much) the eggs have been sat on by them about 21 days now (no hatch yet). HOWEVER, the 21 days I'm counting was back 9 eggs ago when they first started to be laid on... This past and Saturday I noticed she now has 19 under her!! STUPID me this is my first clutch (and her first clutch) so I did not mark them. I did candle them though and I thought the first 9 looked like they were growing fine (this was before they laid more). Couple questions for anybody experienced in any of this problem... *Should I wait up to 24 days and trash the eggs? (I have read that 24 days is max to wait and you wont see them hatch?) *Should I candle them again even though I already did last week? I heard that was a very bad thing to do this late. *If some do hatch. will my hen ditch the others that don't hatch right away. Thanks all!