I got a broody silkie hen for free along with her five foster eggs. The people told me she'd been sitting on them for about two - two 1/2 weeks. I doubted they would hatch. I've had the broody silkie for four days. Well this morning one of the eggs hatched!!!! The chick is so freakin' cute!!! It's an austrolop/banty cochin cross. The previous owners had one austrolop hen and one RR hen. The silkie is sitting on one more austorlop egg and three RR eggs. My question's are: Being there are five eggs and only two chickens that layed them how long inbetween hatchings should I be expecting? And, do I have to do anything special with the chicks or just let foster mom take care of them? The silkie and her eggs and chick are in my dining room in a large tubberware bin and inside the bin I put a box for the nest.