I'm sure this has been asked a thousand times, but a forum search only shows threads about silkie eggs under silkie hens. I want to know how many full-size (barred rock, buff orpington, Ameraucana, EE, etc.) eggs I can expect a first-time silkie broody to hatch successfully. So far, my silkies have never laid more than four eggs in a nest before deciding to sit on them, so I have no idea what their normal capacity is (although I read in other threads they can handle up to 9 or even 15--wow!). I'm hoping my younger silkie (I have two hens and one is currently raising a batch of babies--the other started laying for the first time a couple months ago) will go broody in the next few weeks. I want her to hatch some eggs to add to my dual-purpose flock, and I know I can get BOs and/or barred rock eggs to do it with. Thoughts? Experiences? Thanks!