I have two broody hens and they have been sitting patiently on some eggs. Two others are not broody but the rooster often chases them back into their coop. All of the hens are Silkies. This afternoon when I returned home I was shocked to find six eggs that were kicked out of the coop. One was an almost developed black Silkie that probably would have hatched in a couple of days. The other eggs developed little cracks in them. I prayed for the best and put them back into the coop. Now the question is: Why would they have done this? One Silkie chick did hatch and instead of finding it under one of the broody hens wings, it was under a bush, almost dead from dehydration. Any thoughts on why this might have occurred? Some of the eggs are Silkies and some are from trades. Please advise.