So I have a broody silkie that's been sitting on eggs for 22 days now. There doesn't appear to be anything happening. I candled and they were dark so I know there are chicks so I'm wondering if they might just be late. I figure I can give them a few more days and see if anything happens. But my real question is, if these eggs don't hatch will she ever give up or will she continue to sit on the eggs for the rest of her life. I feel really bad for her because she's been so dedicated. Has anyone ever had a broody sit and not get chicks? I do have some chicks that I could try to give her but if she will give up soon I'd rather not give them to her because my three other hens are really aggressive.