I would like to know how successful it is to buy fertilized hatching eggs to set under my silkie hens when they go broody? Also should I allow my girls to raise a batch of their own eggs for practice before investing in hatching eggs? I want to raise Easter Egger but need my silkies to hatch them out for me. My Silkie hens are 6 months old and they have just started laying eggs this past week so I am sure it will be in the spring when they become broody. Any helpful info will be appreciated. P.S. How many fertilized Easter Egger eggs should I put under my small silkie hen? Thanks!