Well I can't be posting for a hatch a long for what has been the most successful hen of the season, because I was walking through the yard with someone, who pointed and referred to a hen who was sitting on eggs, and when I look, I see a half shell. I pick up the shell and it's an obvious hatch and so I look under the hen (who doesn't mind me) and she has 4.
So I didn't know about her plans until she had hatched 'em. She has 10 now, about less than a week old. All whites and yellows. She beat the hen who sat on one of those mountains of eggs 24 or so I think, that you never find, and hatched 8 black ones out (white hen and where did she find a black rooster?)