I have some black jersey giant hens. Alot of them went broody a couple months ago, so I let them all keep their eggs, hoping they would hatch. However, none did and I had to throw all the eggs out because they were rotten and smelled REALLY bad. I thought maybe it was because I kept them in the coop with my non-broody hens and the non-broody hens got in the boxes with the brood hens and laid new eggs, or broke the ones that the hens were trying to hatch. But yestersday I discovered that one hen snuck off and made a nest in the hay barn. I found her because her eggs are rotten and smell too!! Why won't these girls hatch their own eggs. I know the eggs are "good" because I hatched some in my incubator this spring. What does everybody think? P.S. are Jersey Giants usually this broody? About 10 out of my 30 are broody, and these girls just won't give up either! THANKS!