I have two eggs currently under my broody silkie. They are due tomorrow. I'm 99% sure that one isn't going to make it because when I candled the other day it didn't look good. Only one may make it. IF it doesn't make it, I want to put some store bought chicks under mama to break her of her broodiness since she's been this way for almost a year. My rooster is a small banty that can't mate with the hens (he can't....reach...perform....if you know what I mean) so I have no fertile eggs. I got the current eggs from a coworker. When can I put the chicks under her and how often do the broody hens accept chicks that they didn't hatch themselves?