Hi, I've read that chickens hatch in 21 days give or take a couple When do you give up hope? I haven't yet but it is frustrating. My Silkie hen has been sitting since May 31st which would make this 23 days.Nothing has hatched yet. I have 9 eggs left out of 12. The last cracked one was a couple days ago and it did have a dead chick in it, so I'm pretty sure my rooster is doing his job. Anybody?