So I have a Buff Orpington that has been broody several times this year. This week she started being broody again around Saturday and we had her in a cage in the run but she escaped twice and made it back to her nesting box (long story). We were planning on having her hatch some chicks soon anyway just not this soon but have been talking about just doing it now. Would like to wait 4 more days to have a few more eggs ready for her to sit on. Will she wait that time period out on wooden eggs she is on now? If I switched them with real eggs this weekend would that throw the timing off as far as the 21 days would she give up thinking that they aren't hatching or do they just keep sitting until something finally happens. I guess what I am asking is how long can you make a broody wait on fake eggs before switching them out? New to this so I don't know these things any answers will be appreciated.