First off i want to thank you for readinh this. Alright I have a broody hen/egg question(s). In October our middle aged hen Princess Lay-A started laying. At first it was sporadic then it was every day then it tapered off to about one a week. We want to increase our flock so we left her alone and waited. Then right around Jan 1st we counted 15 eggs in her box. It was then that she started sitting. For all of January I only saw her off the nest three times. By my calculations she should of been hatching around the 25 of Jan. Well that day came and went. We started thinking maybe there isn't anything going on in there but after reading about "psychological zero" and broody hens we decided to wait her out and she would let us know when she was done sitting. The eggs never stunk and she faithfully sat every day. Then around the first week of February she got off her nest in the late afternoon and Gator snuck in and got an egg to candle (picture below). I did the candling and took it back to her nest. When I got done, well I couldn't really tell anything from the egg, but when I got to her nest I counted the eggs to see if she had ditched any. What I found was 17 eggs! That is two more than what we counted in Jan. So now we obviously can't get rid of the eggs and start her over so we agreed to wait till the end of February. That brings us to today. Gator was looking the eggs over and dropped one. When it cracked open the yoke was kind of a milky yellow and there was a flesh colored blob in it with no bone structor. At this point I kinda feel lime we should mgive up on this clutch and let her start laying again. I also think if we truly want to increase our flock we should buy an incubator. What say you? Does anyone know what is going on with this bird or her eggs? Should we start again? And If you were ms would you buy an incubator? Please help me!