I don't have an incubator and I wanted to see what it would be like to have some chicks hatch. My mother in law gave me a pair of Silkies so I let them get to work at it. The hen was a very faithful broody and I even got worried about her never coming out of there! I didn't know how it would end up, but the waiting has paid off! She hatched 7 out of the 8 eggs she was sitting on!- Better percentage than a lot of incubator hatches. Anyways, here they are! This one has the best hat of the bunch.. This is Layla, my 4 year old, she is my animal lover This is Lilly, my 3 year old, she is my wild child- people always think they are twins.