So it is Oct. 9, and since my last post the girls (16 of them with two roos to inspire them) are laying an average of a dozen eggs a day. Which is wonderful. But today I went out, collected 12, and one girl was sitting on top of some eggs in one of the nesters. Now, as much as I really wanted a broody hen, I live in the Rocky Mountains, and I am worried it is too late in the year for her to be trying to raise a clutch. It was quite late in the day, and they are generally done laying by noon, so I am assuming she was feeling broody. My husband says we should discourage her because of the lateness of the season, and I am inclined to agree... but I don't want to discourage her as I would love some chicks in the spring. All and any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated!