Hi - just needed to share... I had a phoenix go broody on me about a month ago... she's been dutifully sitting on everyone else's eggs, even though I collect them every day. I've never tried to hatch eggs (and refuse to buy an incubator, as it will only accelerate the addiction!), so this is a first. She's the first one who's gone broody (and a phoenix of all birds...) so we'll see how she does. I traded some hens for some EE eggs from a fellow BYCer, and my little EE girlie laid 3 this week, so when I collected what Miss Phoenix was sitting on the other day, I slipped all these pretty blue eggs under her. And she's still sitting on them. I didn't know how many she could sit on, but she's puffed up on top of these 9, so we'll see. I guess they're due about Nov 11. No clue if she has any maternal instincts or not, but I guess I'll find out in a couple of weeks... When (if) the chicks pip, do I leave them in the nest? Should I move the nest? (It's in a tub mounted on the wall) Just take babies out as they pip? Leave 'em there? Move them to the floor in a dog crate? Guess I have some time to figure this out, but it's exciting!