I have just started to raise chickens and today my 3 silkies and rir( whom are all sharing eggs and nests) hatched the first 2 of hopefully 20 eggs. I am guessing that the chicks hatched are the silkie they are pale yellow with black beaks and one has orange tint and the other has grey tint to them. Sooo cute. Anyway my question is this, if I keep taking the chicks out will the hens keep sitting on the eggs for a little longer. The eggs hatch dates are so staggered because I started with one broody, then another , then another, and finally the last. Also the other hens were laying next to the broody hens and they would take the hens eggs. As a newby what should I do next time too. I guess I don't want the same thing to happen I don't want to lose chicks that have started to develop.