i have been dying for a broody hen!!!! i have left golfballs in the nest to where they are full of them and nothing! but i think i have finally tricked one into raising babies! i took the golfballs out yesterday because i didnt want eggs braking then getting eaten. then again this morning i put about 15 in and left them while i was at church. i went to collect the eggs and i have a hen who has been thinking about going broody and she was on the nest. i didnt want to disturb her so i shut the flp to the nest boxes and looked from the door. after all the hens layed there were about 20 eggs under and she was trying to stuff them all under her. she wasnt puffing up at me but i felt her chest and it was bare and hot to the touch! i felt the eggs and golfballs and they felt like the ones in my bator! now i am waiting to see if she is on it tonight!!! yaaay!!!!