Good Morning! I am the proud new mommy of 4 barred rock chicks! It started 24hours ago! I am shocked at how long it takes! 6 of the 8 eggs had cracks or small holes in them by 5:00pm yesterday- day 21 exactly! I was not prepared for one of them to take 14 1/2 hours to get out! It was the first egg cracked and had it's beak out the hole for 11 hours! I was so scared it would not hatch! We have two more with cracks and two with no cracks at all yet. still have my fingers crossed for those two. My question is should we wait 24 hours before putting them in the brooder? they are pecking at eachother a little bit- I am not in a hurry but my hubby keep saying we should put them in there to dry off- help! which is better? 10 pm last night our first chick hatched, 5:30 am, 6:00 am and 10:00 am today were the last 3. Would love some experienced advice. thank you all ahead of time! can't believe we finally have babies!