My sweet little BO Molly is 10 months old. Since she started laying in December she has been officially broody TWICE, and I think she's on her way to being broody AGAIN! We've broken her both previous times, but now I'm feeling bad and kind of want to just let her set. I went out there today and she was on the nest and got verrry poofy and made the dinosaur growling noises when I went to get her egg. She and the GLW must be nest buddies because I think the GLW is going broody too...but I don't want to have to deal with both so I'm probably going to break her again. Anyway, I took them both off the nest and put them outside with the other girls as a little test. The BO literally didn't stand up and stayed in her poofy hen stance on the ground, HAHA. After a few second she stood up and ran around the back of the coop to go sit on her nest again. I'm planning on getting some silkie chicks from Marjorie Best next month, but I found some people with silkie hatching eggs nearby. Should I just get 1/2 dozen and let her hatch them? Do I need to test her broodiness to make sure she's there for the long haul? If she's not off the nest by tomorrow evening I think I'm going to move her to the covered dog run and see if she stays or if she gives up after being moved. Also, how many eggs should I give her? Can I remove the chicks after they've hatched so they can grow up with the other chicks I'm getting? So what do you think, should I just give in and let her be a mama?