I did post else where about my new silkies who have been bought to be mama hens (too many blackouts to risk an incubator here!). They have been with a rooster so I am going out on a limb and going to try to keep their eggs if they are fertile in the hope that one of them may decide to go broody - Hermione starting laying on Tuesday and I have had 2 eggs - this is a picture of egg 1. I have looked at lots of pictures and I think I can call this as being fertile - what do you think (I'm a newbie so quite prepared to be totally wrong!)? If this is fertile, how should I store the eggs to give my girls the longest chance to go broody? I'm hoping the warmer weather, better diets and accommodation than they had until 12 days ago and longer days may work with me on this one. On my other thread I was explained it is a 2 week zone after rooster contact so I only have 2 more days of potential eggs if it is exactly 2 weeks. Any tips on encouraging silkies to go broody? Thanks in advance.