My silkie hen "Flossie Mae" just started laying a few weeks ago, and she's steadily laid nearly an egg a day. Hearing how broody silkies are, I just left the eggs in the nest waiting for her to start sitting (or is it setting?). Well, the eggs just kept piling up, and yesterday I finally decided to give up and clean the nest box out. I go out to the coop, flip the lid open on the nest box and there she is! I just left her alone. I went out tonight to see if she's still sitting, and she still is. I picked her up off the eggs to count them... 24!!! TWENTY-FOUR! I cant believe it. She seems to be covering them fairly well, but I doubt they'll all make it. I'll try candling them this weekend and see if any of them are developing, and cull the rest. I'd be surprised if I get a 50% hatch. Anyway, I'm just wondering what yall's largest clutches have been, and how successful they were???