Hi...! We have been given a Silkie Cock and his 2 hens ( plus 3 red hens and 4 ducks!) So far all our knowledge has come from reading this forum all and every evening. So this is the first of loads of questions due to come!! One of the Silkies has been sitting on her nest for the last 18 days. We have never seen her leave the nest...but she has plenty of food and water. We have left her to do what comes naturally to her...Reckoning that she knows more about raising chicks than we do! But..we now can see that she has been pooping in her nest. Should we force her off at this late stage so that we can clean the nest out? All advice gratefully received!!