Well, I finally went down and candled the eggs under one of the broodies. The eggs should have hatched by now. None of them were fertile.....poor hen. I should have candled them a long time ago, but just so busy I literally collapse at night. But, I decided to put the two viable eggs that are in the mini bator under her and let her hatch them out. So now she has real babies forming.
On a sad note, about two weeks ago I had a friend who wanted one of my olive eggers really badly. I finally decided she could buy one since I had two that were almost identical. Well, got up this morning and found my other olive egger dead! That is my luck! Ugh! The only thing that is a good thing, is that this summer I should be able to make my own olive eggers. I plan to put my young Lavender Ameraucana roos over my Copper Marans and I also want to put them over my other blue, green and white egg layers. Beau, my big Brahma can have the rest of the hens.
I have already ordered some new Silver Laced Polish, Speckled Sussex, Silver laced Wyandotte and a ??? (ha! I've forgotten the other ones!)
And, I want to order a few if Feathersaloft is going to order.