Note - Australopes - Aussies Note 2 - This thread is documenting our fun with broody Aussies in hopes it will help others on the forum. Note 3 Our nesting box setup with X denoting the location of the broody hens The 2nd tier is about 3 foot off the ground, the 1st teir is about 6 inches. The nests are large black garden pots _________________ | | | | ( o ) | ( X ) | __________________ | | | | ( o ) | ( X ) | __________________ When we decided on Aussies we learned that they did not like to go broody. Well not only have we had just one but two go broody, Each has around 7-10 eggs under her. She aka Squaker when broody a couple of weeks ago, but another one Hilda went broody 3 days ago. For broody hens they are surprising easy going, we can pet them, reach under them and even remove eggs (we candled Squaker's a couple of nights ago) without them doing more than puffing up and making a broody crackle. Our plan in in the next couple of days create 2 covered stalls in the coop for them and let nature take its course other than providing food and water for the hen's and the chickens once they hatch. The only time we plan on intervening is if the hens tried to kill the biddies.