Why does it happen?? Only 2 eggs hatched from under my broody Silky. 1 chick died and the other one is a mutt (but a cutie!!) and after 5 days the rest of the eggs hadn't hatched. Well, I candled them and didn't see any movement, so I decided they weren't going to hatch. My DH took the eggs out to the compost pile and broke a few to try and see what happened. YUCK!!!! There was this nasty green gook in them and a mostly formed chick in all of them. So what went wrong? Just a 1st time broody? I also did have 2 Silkies sharing the same nest (before I took the eggs and one broody indoors) and maybe the girls were fighting over the eggs and they didn't get the constant warmth? Oh well. At least it wasn't a total loss. I did get one chick and IMO it's the cutest chick I have.