Buffy is my youngest laying hen, she's barely a year. I noticed when it started to get really hot here in Georgia that she would stay in her nest longer. That was 13 days ago, now she looks like this: I do not have a rooster so 13 days ago I put a dozen blue "fertile" eggs under her. Now at day 13 she has 9 fertile eggs under her. They all seem to be developing and progressing well. She will let me pull the eggs out whenever I want but if another hen comes near her she attacks them! Some days she takes LONG breaks for up to 3 hours. Meanwhile, other hens will babysit her eggs. The further along she gets, the more serious she gets. She is our favorite chicken, so I would love for her to be a mother. This is our first broody hen so we're very excited to have a few chicks hatch. This is very much different than incubating eggs. I'm trying to let her do everything naturally, by brooding with the other hens around and hatching the chicks out with them. I will only intervene if I see the other chickens seriously trying to hurt them. Day 21 is Friday the 9th, but I'm always hoping for an early hatch! I will post new pictures tomorrow. Thanks for reading!