Every summer our cochin gets broody and decides to sit on her eggs but all the other hens decide they will lay their eggs under her as well. This has happened about 4 times now. So Leia, our cochin ends up sitting on over 30 eggs all with different hatch dates. After the first few chicks hatch, she of course leaves the nest. i have tried in the past to incubate the remaining eggs and never seem to have much success. This summer, she was on the eggs for 4 weeks and nothing had hatched yet so i decided to help her out and set up the incubator. I put the 41 eggs that she was sitting on in the incubator on August 7th, the first chicks hatched on the 10th. i put the first 5 chicks under her and she has been happy. i have had chicks hatching every day since the 10th, number 27 hatched last night. i can't believe it! I didnt think it would work to keep the incubator running this long, barely turning eggs, opening the bator every day to get new chicks out. Amazing. I only had one rotten egg, one quitter and one chick that was completely fine but then died on day 2. Otherwise all others are great! Still 16 eggs to go, i am so curious what the final count will be but i am still excited by how well this all went!!!