I had a bunch of eggs under a broody hen - 7 hatched out (i died due to a freak accident - moms feather wrapped around it's neck?!) Anyways, 3 eggs left and I could tell she wasn't going to sit on them once I put food in the area for the hatched babies. So I took them into the bator - Babies were all hatched by Tuesday under mom. This morning (Fri) I went in to check the bator for signs of life and didn't see anything so I unplugged it. Then i decided I was going to crack open the eggs since it seemed like one at least was very developed. I picked it up and on the bottom side there was a pip and it started to chirp at me. Surprise! I still have 2 eggs in there but when I candled them they looked a lot 'younger' than the others before hatching. So how long do you give your eggs??