Oh boy oh boy...I am so siked. I just got a doz silkie eggs in the mail. The seller did not include any specific instructions and since my last attempt from mypetchicken ended in a 10% hatch rate (1 out of 7) I wanted to make sure I was doing this right. My plans: I just unwrapped them all (12) and put them in an egg carton. I am using my broody hens so do I let them warm up to room temp first? Last time I placed them all small end down and left them in the house for 12 hours. Then I put them under my hen. Is this the right way? Should I candle them now or wait? Last question (I hope)...can you entice a silkie hen to "go broody"? I have one hen waiting, she's already broody and the reason I bought the eggs. However there are too many eggs for just one hen. I have another silkie hen that is still raising her one baby BUT she's begun to squat when I go to pet her. Does this mean I might be able to sit her down on eggs and she might be ok with that? This is my last attempt at hatching I need to get as many as I can out of this. Because I feel awful when some turn out to be roos and I can't keep them (neighbors) so I have to give them away. I have a young roo now I can't find a home for. Any help would be wonderful!