Our broody silkie, Mellow, has been sitting on eggs for a little over three weeks. Sometime last night, the first of the three eggs hatched. Here's our first homegrown chick ever! It looks like a lavender/grey silkie, just like its mama: Mellow seems to want the chick under her, so I think her mama instinct is working well. There's chick food and water in there, but the chick doesn't seem to want anything except to be under Mellow. We've only had feed-store chicks before...I'm guessing this little peeper will eat and drink when it's ready? I checked the other two eggs (they came from an EE) and one of them has a little tiny hole/crack. My DH is home keeping an eye on everything, but I'd love to be there if it can hold off for a few hours until I get home from work. How long does the hatching process take?