I have 4 broodies right now. They tend to play musical nest, so I haven't let them have any eggs to keep. I don't want another round of taking out the new eggs every day, putting hens back on the eggs every day (several times a day) etc. I was hoping they'd run their course and give it up, but they show no sign of stopping, it's been about 5 weeks. So I put a bunch of eggs in the bator. My plan is to incubate them until time to stop turning them, then whoever's still broody, I'll give them a few eggs, and hope for the best. I'll leave some in the bator to finish. Have any of you done this before? If so, how'd it work out? How about placing eggs under a broody hen when the eggs start to peep? I'd really rather let the hens raise them!