After setting for a couple days on 1 egg I slipped more under my broody silkie pullet and moved her and the nest to a private cage closest to the heat lamp. After 4 days of sitting I go into the coop to find her pacing up and down and the eggs all cold and dirty. I didn't think anything short of death would break their broodiness and I'm so dissapointed I won't have a Christmas hatch to show my grandkids. Next time one goes broody in winter she comes into the laundry room where it's warm....lol Has anyone else had big upsets like this? I've hatched using the incubator and had standard laying hens go broody and hatch out eggs in summer, but never had any hen broody in December before.