I went out to feed and water the flock and I noticed one little Silkie bantam sitting off in the corner still as could be. I walked over and nosed around and sure enough! She's sitting on three clean little eggs. (There was one poopy egg sitting a foot or so away. Was a bantam egg, not sure if she kicked it out or another bantie started laying next to her...) I don't know how long she's been on them, but it must have been within these past three days. I'm not exactly sure what I should do with them at this point. I recently bought an incubator, so that is an option. It can hatch up to 30+ eggs, so I'm not sure if it is worth it with three? I would love to hatch them out, but I've never hatched anything with an incubator before. But even if this little hen hatches them in this cold, the chicks won't make it with the single digits. Just not baby chicken weather. So, opinions? Should I take the eggs and attempt to hatch them in the incubator? I don't see them surviving otherwise... Do I candle them before bothering? I'm not sure how far along they are, will I be able to tell if they are viable? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Now for the photos! Here is the broody little puff-ball. She quick sprinted to the feeder and gobbled down some food. I left before I saw if she came back or not, so they may freeze if she doesn't go back to them. Two of those eggs must be hers, and that would fit the time frame of when she could have laid them, but that larger brown one must be from someone else. Hard to see, but she is one of these assorted Silkies. Pic from a few days ago.