This morning I was unable to account for one of my Silkies, so I finally got a flashlight and prayed she was under the henhouse. She was. I could see a couple of eggs laying close around her. Later on after I left for work my x-husband went outside and pried a piece of Tuftex apart from another piece at a seam-which borders one side of the henhouse as she was way up under there. He was able to get his hand in the crack and gently moved her off the eggs and there were 14 of them all together, including the ones that were rolled out from under her. I told him to get the eggs and put them in a clean box with pine shavings, then show her where they were and put her in the Silkie henhouse for her to sit on them. She came out a while later and he nabbed her and put her in the henhouse with the eggs. BIG MISTAKE!!!! This afternoon he opened the hen house door and she ran back around to the 'other' henhouse and ducked under it. Went back to the same spot - to no eggs - and has been sitting there for hours. She won't come out, even though there is nothing to sit on. None of the other Silkies will sit on the eggs as I have tried to put them on the nest and they just get right off. I'm sure that the eggs belong to all the Silkie hens I have (4 of them), but the other Silkies refuse to share the responsibility of sitting on the eggs. Right now it is dark and she is going to be under the henhouse alone all night. I'm afraid a rat or some other critter will attack her. The henhouse is completely enclosed in a 6' tall fence, but some critter could easily get in the fence by climbing a tree and dropping down on top of one of the henhouses. Does anybody have advice on how I can get this little Silkie out - nothing worked - scratch grains, cooing sweetly, prodding gently with a stick. She won't come out!!! The henhouse sits about 12" off the ground and maybe a little less where she is holed up. My x said he can not drag her through the crack as it will hurt her...the Tuftex is hard to pull out because it is buried in the ground about 18". Can anyone help?