Ok, maybe that is a bit of an overstatement but this is my tale. Georgie - Buff Orpington - first time broody. Loved the nest so much...she smothered the babies. I was able to rescue 3 but the other 9 Now today Cecily - Blue Silkie - first time broody. Sat on wooden eggs for a week until I gathered her a clutch. Set non-stop, had to feed and water her in the nest box...good setter. I am thinking she will always have a home here. Today is day 21. I open up the door and she came running out with the other silkies in her pen. 2 eggs were pipping. What is she thinking? Well I didn't have time to wait around to see if she would go back so I snatched them up and put them in the hatcher! Two of my dogs went missing this morning. A juvie husky who doesn't know any better led my schnauzer astray. We searched and searched. They came back on their own and were waiting on the porch for us to let them in. I better go home to chicks or I might just crawl into bed (and use my cell for BYC) Anyway...as for my new broodies...they each get one more chance. If they are good broodies my policy is to always let them hatch out something. If they are not...I break them up cause otherwise I end up with maddening results.