I have a wonderful Black Silkie. She is under a year old. Poor girl is gonna need an apron because she is the rooster's favorite! Anyway she went broody about a month ago. My husband did not want to deal with it and kept stealing her eggs. I wanted to let her hatch but he said we have enough chicks right now (really,... is there ever enough chicks?!!! LOL!). Anyway my husband has been working the last 2 days so I have been taking care of the chickens by myself. When I went out to collect eggs, she had 3 eggs under her again!!! I don't think they are all hers because the day before she had no eggs. But now she is defending them with a vengeance! So today before my husband gets home I am going out to mark her eggs. She is getting her wish. She's gonna be a momma!!!