Several years ago, I had a Black Harco (Black Sex-Link) hen go broody during the summer. We let her sit on a few eggs and she actually stayed on them. It was my first experience with broody hen hatching. Unfortunately, I discovered on the day the chicks hatched that she was not a good mother. When I found them, 2 chicks hatched--a little black one, who she had killed, and a yellow chick that she blinded! It was a horrible experience. I'm thinking that is rather rare to have a Sex-Link go broody? Did she not have the instincts to mother her chicks? I would really like to try again in the spring with a 6-year-old Silkie cross (she constantly goes broody, so I've given her golf balls so as not to upset her so much when I remove her eggs). But, I'm still concerned about what happened last time. Is it likely to succeed?