I have had chickens for 2 years and this is my first one!!! It has been storming for the past few days so I have been a little late in collecting the eggs. She has been at it for 2 days, I don't have a rooster so the eggs can't hatch and I don't need more chickens, so my mother won't let me get eggs for her, but the feed store has some gorgeous Delawares, so how long do I have to wait before I can put chicks under her? She is a 19 month old Australorp. and now for the broody mama pictures! She has pulled all of her feathers off her stomach, and I don't think she has left the nest in 2 days.