Broodies have sucky timing. I put in my last bator full for the spring (yeah right I know, I know). Went out to the coop to get eggs... And was met with a pair of hissing, spitting fussy broodies. I hadn't gathered due to rain for two day, hmm part of three. There were a LOT of eggs. Apparently that set them off. I just went out and swapped marked bator eggs for unmarked fresh eggs under one hen. Got to do it for the other in a bit and make sure the other is broody. Where were they a month ago? Evidently they wanted at least 12 eggs to sit on each. Sometimes poultry just makes you go grrr.