A few months ago I got 8 Silkies from my friend. About a week ago one of the hens went broody. She has been aggresive when I've come near her to see how many eggs she's sitting on but yesterday I got a look and there were 17 (not all hers). I'm assuming the eggs are being added at different days so I'm worried when they start hatching she will "abandon" the remaining eggs. Weirdly, earlier today I noticed she had "kicked out" about 8 eggs. I thought maybe the eggs were bad and that's why. I didn't touch them but after about an hour I went and checked again and they were back under her. So now I'm wondering what I should do. Should I let her be and let nature take its course or candle the eggs tonight and mark then remove any that aren't developing. Does anyone have suggestions?