As I've talked about in this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=436316 it appears there is something wrong with my broodys eggs. Either that or I really stink at candling. She is on day 9. She, a SF named Doe, appears to really know what she is doing, despite being only 7 months old. I've watched her turn her eggs, settle herself carefully on them, do all sorts of broody things. She is very dedicated. She refuses to get off the eggs, so I force her off once a day. When I do, she'll go out and eat, drink (alot!), poop and sometimes take a quick dustbath. Today she discovered that she has food and water right in front of her, so now I don't have to worry about her starving. The coop she is in is fairly warm, being insulated well. We're having a mild winter so far. Some days it only gets into the 40s, but mostly 50s with lows at night in the 20s or 30s. She's in a large dog crate, so I'm not too worried about her raising babies in the coop. So, I think I need to replace her eggs assuming they still look empty when we candle again this weekend. I have three choices. One, I could break her. Two, I can try to get eggs from a friend in Texas under her as quick as possible, but that will take approx. 5 days, adding approx. two weeks to her setting time. Or three, I can try again with some more of my brahma eggs. I know they are fertile when I crack them open for eating, so I'm not quite sure why the four I gave her aren't working. Can't decide. Help me decide please! P.S. I have also emailed a friend in town about getting some fertile eggs, but I'm not sure if she has any or not. Haven't heard back yet.