(continuation of my egg question yesterday...this thread will be Kaz's first egg hatching progress! ^_^ ) So our little girl Kaz - the mixed bantom/layer hen chicken has been broody for over 5 months now! We tried breaking her a few times, but it never lasts very long. So yesterday we decided to build her a separate mini pen with her own nesting box. She hated being in there at first, but once she found the nest..down she went! She even got a little aggressive which she hadn't been before..usually she screams at you if you try to touch her, but now she pecks..hard! I did some researching last night for some local chicken places to acquire some different eggs from, (as I didn't want her to lay on our eggs..may be related to the rooster) Also other eggs we had were from an apparently 'broken' rooster with bad hatch rates. So today we went and picked up 11 eggs for her to sit on as a xmas/new year present. The eggs are cute small Pekin Bantoms which the parents looks SOO ADORABLE..like chicken pom poms! I can't wait to see if she hatches them!! Now, we've only ever incubated eggs our self, the broody chicken thing is new to us... do we just let her sit for the whole duration and she what comes of it, or should we be checking the eggs' process by candling ect? This is Kaz when we gave her all the eggs! She didn't put them under herself until after we went away =) (I don't think she like anyone looking at her!) Anyway, this is DAY 1! I'll keep updating her progress and be sure to get photos of the little ones up when they hatch!!