Oh I want to join! I had a Buff Orphangton go broody so I stuffed 15 eggs under her from FEB 21st-24th. And Now I'm collecting them to set in an incubator. I started collecting Feb 25th and will stop MAR 3rd. I found a local guy who hatches for .50 a chick. The great thing is he has a web cam and post it. So if you want to see hatching chicks he hatches every week-end. http://cmfarm.us/cam_2.html Right now looks like he has Black copper marans. Also his pug has puppies soo cute. My eggs are green/blue ones from Ameraucana's and EE's, Black copper Maran, giant silver lace cochin and the one BO. I think she has 2 of hers under her. I will be setting at least 36 on the 3rd of march. All have a splash maran roo over them. The end result will be blue feathers and chocolate and olive eggers. And some fluffy mutts from the cochin/maran mix and BO/maran mix LOL . This is Buffy My BO you can't tell she has 15 large/exlarge eggs under her. I moved her to the chicken tractor so the others will leave her alone. I been using the tractor as a half way house for chick. I can clamp a heat lamp in the top if needed. This is the first time it's been used by a broody hen.
Aww, she looks like my girl outside now. I just hatched some Buff O's. I think I posted pics a couple of pages back. They are not hers, I ordered them, and they are already as sweet as can be..great birds!