Well, today i went to go grab an egg from under my brooding Silkie hen to see if they were fertilized. On my way to grab the flashlight & head into the bathroom, my toddler bumped my arm & i dropped the egg... No need for candeling methods now.. there was a baby in the egg. I feel so horrible. I feel like a murderer !!! I know some of you guys on here feel differently about culling & eating the chickens, but mine are my family & ive never killed any of mine. I am horribly upset & just want to cry. But on another note - i have no idea how her eggs are fertilized or any of the other hens. Theyre all supposed to be silkie hens !! ive been getting about 6 eggs a day to my 7 "hens".. so maybe i have a roo in there & just dont know it ?? But the other day, their cage door mysteriously opened & they were hanging out with my Turken rooster & my rhode island red X rooster.... i dont know. but im still very sad !!