I bought a cochin hen in hopes that she would "adopt" eggs and sit on them for when I get my Black Jersey Giants. I got her back in early october at about 8 - 10 weeks of age. Well after a good month and a half of her starting lay I put her on a trial run. She and my barred rock hen give me 2 eggs a day. I let them build up for a little over a week and I now have 11 (maybe 12 or 13 this morning) eggs Ive marked with a marker to see if she starts to sit on them. She hasnt. Its like sometimes she does...sometimes she doesnt. She is deff not out of the coop as much as she use to be and deff not out as much as my rooster and BR. Is she 'learning' to sit on them? Are these eggs a waist and I should just throw them out? What are the "rules" in creating a broody bird?