in Peach's experience, she continued to sit on the unhatched eggs for 2 more full days. before giving them up. she kept her hatched chick/s under her or very nearby. it only takes a couple of days for them to learn the most important calls, come and food. (in her last round, she sat for 25 full days) so I think a four day difference might be a gamble, but you never know) OK, you really are funny...! wish there was a feather seed that we could just spread all over their nekkidness... it is amazing how many months it can take to regrow feathers.