My chickens and ducks are free range during the day and put up at night. I wasn't at home last night and when I came home today, my aunt said that she didn't put the birds up last night. I started to freak out. I rushed outside to find them. Two of the bantam Cochins were in a storage building along with my RIR cockerel. My golden comet girl came rushing to great me. I love her. The two ducks were perfect angels and slept in their pen last night with the door open. I couldn't find Suri, my black Cochin. I started going crazy. She's my favorite and I really didn't want to lose her to a fox or coyote. So I went back through every where I'd already searched and didn't see a trace of her. Finally, I looked in the dog house that's in the poultry pen and she was sitting on 10 eggs! Yay! She's been there all day so far. I'm really counting on her to hatch them out. I'd tried everything in the book to get at least one of the two Cochin hens to go broody because I don't own an incubator. This is the second time I've had a broody hen! The first was Suri and Tank's mom. There were three chicks in that hatch and that's all I'm hoping for with this one. I won't know which hen is the mother to the chicks unless it's a splash. The rooster is blue and there is a blue and a black hen. I'm really worried that she's going to decided not to hatch the eggs. I hope I'm not "counting my chickens before they hatch" by making this post. lol More than anything I want baby Cochins. They look like little penguins. Anyway, I'll keep this post updated.