Ten days ago I got my first two silkie hens! I will use these hens to hatch quail eggs and to create some interesting silkie mixes! They have laid 3 eggs in the past 2-3 days. Today my small bantam hen went broody on 5 eggs. This is her second time being broody and sadly her last chicks got eaten by rats just hours after they hatched and she was very distressed, screaming and flying up on the wall and screaming more! It was very sad! Now she's broody again and I decided to put the three silkie eggs under her in hope that she'LL hatch pure silkie chicks! What do you think the chances are that these eggs are fertile? The silkies are just above 20 weeks old because they have only started laying recently!