I've got 2 broody hens! Penny the Cochin Bantam and Hazel the Wynodotte have both decided to sit on everybody's eggs... I was a bit slow on the uptake and didn't realise what was going on! So I just thought it was a coincidence that everytime I went out Hazel was sitting in the box, then I found out that nobody was collecting eggs because she was always in the box whenever anyone went out there - good communication going on in our house! So for 3 days the eggs were just piling up, she was pulling all the others girls eggs under her, so cute in a creepy way Initially it was only Hazel that was sitting but then Penny must've thought it looked like such a good time that she joined in too! Last night I got nearly all the eggs out (18!) Today I got the girls out of the box and I got the rest of the eggs out. When they went back to the box they looked and looked everywhere for the eggs and made funny little noises. Have I done the right thing by removing everything? Or should I put some golf balls back for them to sit on for now? First time at this for me... Do they just sit for the amount of time it takes for a egg to hatch then do they move on or do they actually the end result of a baby chick? Sorry if these are silly questions!!!