I got 2 silkie hens from a local about 3 weeks ago and thought they were still adjusting to surroundings in the garden. One of them wasn't around so I thought she was gone until she poked her head from her nest today (my garden is packed and she was hiding). She has been sitting on a clutch of 8! I'm shocked to see 8 of them! I now know the definition of "broody". I read on a post about how long and at what temps its safe to still eat them but I have no idea where that post is now and I need to reread. I remember that the eggs have a coating on them that protects them. So do chickens ever lay more than one egg a day? if not, she been laying for more than a week now and I have just been blind. Are they still safe to eat? I feel bad for her. Guess I better get used to it because this is why I got in the chicken business in the first place. And shame on me for not getting her and her white friend a proper nest box inside their night coop. Tomorrow she will get a nice nest in a safer place. The garden is rabbit wired but she is out there. I hope she will be ok just one more night. I couldn't get the roof off the coop by myself. Isn't that a neat picture?