Quote:Interesting! What do you think makes the difference? Roger, I believe by having the hen setting on the ground with bedding you will have moisture and that will help control the heat underneath. I believe you know I grew up on a large Gamefowl farm when I was a kid. MY dad would never think of using a incubator, They had to all be set under a hen. That's brilliant. Shouldn't be a problem finding a broody here in Spring. Everyone and their sister goes broody at the drop of a hat out here... my Marans are the worst! They just don't take very good care of the chicks after hatch. Probably won't have the barn rebuilt by then anyway, and the floor of their temporary shelter is all dirt.