I think we're on day 27 anyway. The thing is, there are 5 eggs under her and they were laid by the same duck hen, so they vary in age as she lays one egg per day. Should I expect them to all hatch at once, or one a day? Also, should I allow the silkie to parent these littles or take them and put them in the brooder I have set up already? She's really tiny, less than a year old I think, and I can't fathom how she could realistically sit on and keep warm 5 babies that will soon be bigger than she is. Here's a pic of her doing a wonderful job: Just for background info, the ducks have a buff mommy and a khaki campbell daddy. Thanks for the tips!