I think this is the right place to post this? I lost my silkie last night, found her under the deck/porch, she wouldn't come out, so I (nervously) left her for the night. But looking around with a flashlight I counted 22 eggs under there in about 3 different piles and no way at the time to get to them!!! Today...I go out at first light, let all the girls out and she comes out from under the porch... My son and I head to the Westford swap as chickn has some fertile eggs for me to throw under my broody cochin...who I had thought was egg bound earlier in the week, never having a broody chicken I didn't know what the problem was!!!! Now Wendy (ie chickn) points out to a guy with butterfly nets...Great idea, so we brought that home too one! Arrive home, deliver the eggs, she sucked them right up under her...look around, no silkie she is back under the deck. Yup, she's gone broody too!!! I tape the net onto a 6 foot bamboo pole and start rolling out eggs. I heard some really loud upset chicken and figure someone is getting bullied so I stand up and smash my head on a old fashioned metal door lock. I feel my head and have a triangular dent and lots of blood. YOu never say a man get up of the couch so fast...that would be the husband!!! I got my head super glued by the doctor, the nurses got a good laugh and I have a head ache!!! Back home again and with sufficient tylenol in me I continued hauling those eggs out... I have 43 eggs and by the different sized, all my girls have been under there in the last couple of weeks!!! I am now in the process of blocking all entrances and the silkie is in the coop! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!! Cause I sure couldn't make it up!!!