By - Successful_Income341
Make sure you aren’t sleeping. Eggs will only advance a stage overnight so if you sleep, they will never hatch.
That might of been the problem, thanks.
Yeah, sadly it’s one of those things you wouldn’t know without a wiki or some friends telling you. So when you go to hatch them make sure it’s in a fenced or walled off area with plenty of lighting to save mobs from spawning. You can prevent Phantoms from spawning by just AFK-ing under a block. Phantoms will only spawn if the player has sky access during the night.
You need to stay in the chunk with the eggs the whole time, otherwise they won’t get ticks. Most eggs will hatch in 5-7 day/night cycles, though I had one egg that didn’t hatch in 10 days and I gave up on it. When I came back a while later it was gone, so I was in the chunk but not near enough to see it hatch.
I dont think they hatch once they've been picked up.