After purchasing two different flocks of chicks, our first from a hatchery 2 years ago, the second from the feed store last year. Since we had some roo's in the mix last year I decided that when a hen went broody I would let her sit on the eggs. Well our silkie hen went broody so I left her eggs under her, and slipped in a couple of leghorn eggs and a RIR egg. I figured that we wouldn't see any chicks until this coming weekend. Imagine my surprise today when while feeding the chickens I hear a peep and see a little black head stick out. I picked up the hen we have a total of 4 hatched silkie chicks with another silkie egg just starting to hatch. Needless to say it's a very exciting night here with our first hatch going on.