Originally Posted by FarmerMiah
My EE has been laying for about 9 days and she has gone broody. I left two eggs in there for her on 9/15 (marked with an X so I know which ones) and gather the rest. We will see how she does. She is 5 months old. The RIR's leg one egg every day. I was thinking of slipping one of their eggs into the EE's nest. Thoughts?
Are you sure she's broody...in nest all day and all night?
There are some cautions against hatching pullets eggs, might want to search on that.
You'll need to decide if you want her to hatch out some chicks, and how you will 'manage' it.
Do you have, or can you get, some fertile eggs?
Do you have the space needed? She may need to be separated by wire from the rest of the flock.
Do you have a plan on what to do with the inevitable males? Rehome, butcher, keep in separate 'bachelor pad'?
If you decide to let her hatch out some fertile eggs, this is a great thread for reference and to ask questions.
It a long one but just start reading the first few pages, then browse thru some more at random.