Meet Josephine my little black japanese bantam. She is around 6 years old and has tried to go broody twice this year, but at the time I did not let her. She had been missing for a few days and anyone who owns a banty hen knows what this means. Sure enough a couple of days ago she comes running up the house, wings spread, clucking, clucking, clucking. I still could not find her nest. Last night the banty roos were hanging around my husbands shed just talking away. I walked in and under some old feed sacks I saw pieces of egg shell. She sure showed me. She is the proud momma of 8 babies. A dark cornish hen had been laying here too. 1 is a pure dark cornish, 5 are dark cornish/jap banty mixes and 2 are jap bantam. I put her in a dog carrier (these are great !) until they are a few days old then I will move her to her own chicken tractor.