Im on day 10 and Im not sure if i am supposed to candle or just let mom do her job. I will be suprised if nothing hatches, she hasnt moved off those eggs. A little spoiled she is i bring her warm water twice a day and hold it for her, at least this way i know she is drinking! (she is in a cage) Also, how many eggs can a silkie sit on? Mine is on 6 but i would like add 1 more. I have another broody that was off her eggs at one point but i am taking everyones advice and gonna see if anything happens. I would like to take on of the eggs (a pheonix) that i would like to put under her for better chances. How many is too many? Editing to add they have been sitting the exact same time, so that is not an issue.