One of my silkie hens, Uma, and her daughter, Raja, have been sitting on a clutch of eggs. Uma went broody first and she has to be a contender for the most broody hen of all time. This is her 8th time this year. Anyhow, she was sitting on 1 of her eggs and I was OK with adding 1 to our flock. The problem is that Raja would come into her nest every day and lay an egg. There are now 9 eggs and they are both broody and sitting on the same nest. They look like twins and it is just adorable to see both of them sitting side by side. Yesterday I said to myself that I would take out 7 of their eggs today when I force them to take their lunch/potty break in the afternoon. But, last night I had a terrible nightmare that I was killing these almost fully developed chicks in a shell. I woke up with unbelievable amount of guilt and today I just cannot seem to bring myself to take these eggs out. Has anyone else had a similar experience or am I crazy?