One of my EEs went broody two days ago and for last two nights I've waited till dark, put a towel over her, and carried her back to coop (from barn where her nest of unfertile eggs are). Each morning she's run back to barn and sat there daring anyone to come near. Today I passed by a place that has signs out advertising baby chicks, ducks, peacocks, rabbits, etc. I stopped and asked him about fertile chick eggs thinking I would get two or three and put under Ms. Broody but he said he no longer kept chickens. I then asked him about the baby peacocks he had told me months ago he would have in spring and he said he wasn't going to hatch any this spring because he was going to be gone for the summer and was tired of dealing with them and that at one time he had 2,800 peacocks and was selling them off. Then I told him about my broody hen that's sitting on blanks and he said "just a minute" - turned around and handed me a box with 6 peacock eggs in it and said "here ya go". Wouldn't let me pay for them or anything. Then he showed me the pens of peacocks and there were eggs everywhere. He said he didn't feel like gathering them and only one female was broody and sitting on a nest. I guess I could have gotten lots of eggs but I was thrilled with the 6 he gave me. Said he didn't know which ones laid them - the blues, white, pieds, etc. So I've put two under Ms. Broody - won't it be funny if she hatches two peachicks and runs around the farm with them - talk about "The Ugly Duckling". I put the other four in bator that my 6 ducks just hatched in at 1:30 this morning. Anyone have any thoughts on letting Ms. Broody hatch peachicks? I'm also thinking of ordering fertile eggs if someone has some ready to go out. But I think it would be a hoot if they hatch and follow her around. ******** Edited to add note that Ms. Broody was killed (see page 3) but there is an update on peacock eggs on page 5.