Night before last I stuck 2 eggs in my Silkie's nest, just to see if I could "make" her go broody. Yesterday she laid an egg but didn't stay on the nest. I took that egg, but left the other two just for fun. And guess what? Today she's been sitting all day long!! I didn't think you could really make a chicken go broody, but this is great! ] ETA: Now I'm plotting about how many more eggs I can stick under her!