We have only had chooks for a year now. It was about this time last year we took our rooster as part of a group destined for freezer camp. Then when he turned out to be a sweetie, we had to get him some girls. First a couple RIR, then in March a BR and Australorp. All were acquired locally as young started pullets. Three weeks ago Digger our BR went hard core broody. I finally gave up breaking her and let her sit 5 eggs. Of the originals, only one was left a wk ago but 2 new ones appeared. The marked egg hatched Friday. The pic is here with her little white mutt, teaching it how to eat and drink.