Hello All; Back here and reading at my favorite forum. (yay!) So in the on-going saga....our first hen, the Florida, Ferrell, game-hen mix, who seems to be a very strong potential as a good mommy, has just sat for 24 days on 8 eggs which did not hatch. Our little rooster just didn't do the trick I guess. So now that we have dispatched the eggs (which were all yoke, I checked) she still wants to sit. I do still want some more hens and chicks would be great so.... question; Might I procure some fertilized eggs which area a week or even days from hatching and slide those under her? I am certain she would be more than overjoyed to see eggs under her again, and then she would probably be a fabulous mommy and protect the chicks from the other hens, etc,etc. SIDE-NOTE; correct, I could have known sooner that the eggs were duds by candling - acknowledged.