My Silkie hen has been sitting on about 12 eggs ( hers and an Araucana's) . lt is about time for the chicks to hatch. Yesterday when l checked her,l found some pieces of light blue egg laying on the floor under the nest. Then this morning l found half of the same egg in front of the nest. Do the chicks stay under the hen after hatching? For how long ? Do l need to move the hen and nest to another place- l have an enclosed inside pen to put her in. l am afraid this first baby, if that is what the broken shell was, has "disappeared". Will it disturb her too much to go ahead and put her in this pen while they are hatching? THANKS for any advice, l am new at having chicks around !!!!