Two of my Java hens are broody and will be hatching around Thanksgiving. I question their wisdom. Rearing chicks in late November seems foolish to me, but let's see how well they do. These Javas are 7 months old and have been laying since late August/early September. We have 5 developing under one hen and 2 under the other. They should hatch a few days apart. To complicate things, another hen is sleeping in the nest boxes. I guess that means we'll have to give her some fertile eggs as well. Hope all these babies get along.