My silkie went broody about a month ago and although I didn't expect any to hatch I couldn't break her and she hatched out three lovely babies. Sadly however on the last two mornings when I've gone out to the chickens I have found one dead in the nest. We now only have one baby left and I would love to have it surrvive. I don't know what happened to the others they were active and walking around with mamma eating and scratching and mamma was doing a great job of watching them and letting them get under her to stay warm. I never did see the chicks drink, is it possible that she neglected to teach them that? Should I teach the chick to drink like you do with a hatchery chick? Could they be getting smothered under mamma at night? I'd rather that the mamma could raise the chick but now I'm thinking I should bring it inside and brood it myself. If I bring the chick in now after it's been with it's mamma for two days is it going to stress it out? Help, I don't know what the right thing is to do, any advice would be very welcome.