This is my first broody Silkie she's only about a year old, I went to check on her and we have one peeping and a crack Please any advise to watch for or what I do after the chicks have hatched would be great! The real question for me is she going to be a good mom? I am nervous she may kill the chick or something! I have my daughters appt and then I will be checking again!! So excited for her!!! I also know that she may abandon the rest or that's what I was told? Can you move them to a incubator? Any advise on that would great! All advise welcome! UPDATE: We have one very healthy chick! the other 3 eggs have not done anything yet a little worried that she may end up leaving them if nothing happens here. Okay now for advise I noticed that if the chick comes out from under her she sometimes will peck at it?!!?!! IS that NORMAL?!! I will post pictures tomorrow, I don't want to bother her. They are in our Guest bedroom in a XL dog crate, I had to move her 2 days ago because the temps for this week were going to be negatives and I knew the chicks were due soon. She appears okay with the move so far. Also she is very very skinny, when I moved her all I could feel was breast bone!!!! Is that normal?! This silkie has been "brooding for 2.5 months I couldn't get her out of the funk and just gave in and gave her the eggs shes hatching now. Should I be concerned about her weight?