Hello All from Greenville, SC. We've been homesteading for about five years now, and raising chickens for about six months. I like to write about my learning experiences in the garden and kitchen. This looks like a great place to get answers to questions. In fact I found it trying learn about what to expect from a broody hen. I seem to have a couple, now that they've started laying. So far I've been taking the eggs after they leave the nesting box. Now I'm going to try leaving the ones that get laid in the boxes, and just collecting the ones that get laid on the floor of the coop and the ground, and just see what happens with those.