Broody Wins hands down..... My hatch is complete. I started incubating two days before one of my RIR's went broody. I decided to let her sit on 9 eggs. I had 31 eggs in the bator of which 21 were shipped eggs. At Candle Incubator - 31 set - 25 growing Broody - 9 set - 9 growing Hatch Incubator - 25 growing - 9 hatched = 36% Broody - 9 growing - 9 hatched = 100% If I take the shipped eggs out of the equation and use only eggs from my hens I get the following: At Candle Incubator - 10 set - 9 growing Broody - 9 set - 9 growing Hatch Incubator - 9 growing - 5 hatched = 56% Broody - 9 growing - 9 hatched = 100% My broody kicked butt! She is now taking care of 18 chicks and every single one can get under her!