I have to confess, I pulled a CH last night. I had candled all my incubator eggs. They all look good, a few clears but I don't think a few of my hens don't let mr macho breed them. Well got to thinking about my broody. I have waiting for her to come off the nest so I could at least look at the eggs. I went out last night to button up her pen and she had gotten out and pooped sometime earlier. I decided I needed to candle. Well she is a cucko Maran so her eggs are very dark. I couldn't see much but I think they are growing. I promise to leave her alone. This is my and her first time. She is in the zone.
She was off the nest eating though, of her own volition?