So why are my eggs from these hens just hatching, after 31 days, and 99% still have not hatched? I checked them they are alive and moving inside, does this mean they were not fertilized until ten days after they were laid or what?? The first one hatched this morning I was about to throw them out since it was so far past 21 days.
I don't understand the bolded part.These eggs were all under the broody hen since August 28th, one was hatched and almost dead this morning when I took it out and the rest to see if they had chicks inside, used water to find out and they all have chicks, if I had not intervened though the chick would be dead already he was pushed out of from under the broody hen and his body was cold until I warmed it and brought it to life. It is doing great now, and the other eggs are all under my light with the little chirping chick. I did post under incubation I thought with no replies as of tonight.