I was shocked when she went broody, since she's one of my young ones, but it solved a dilemma that I had. My mom wants to start raising chickens again (after many, many years) but didn't have an incubator. My hen went broody and problem solved! She has 19 (yes, 19!) eggs under and I have had to go every day and remove new ones. She's got a mix of a couple RIRs, a few Red Stars and mostly EEs. I'm not too hopeful with the EEs, I've candled them, but have been surprised by how much more difficult they were to see in. I haven't seen movement in most of them, but we'll see. No smelly ones, so I'm leaving them for now. The first to hatch is a Red Star. Not sure if they sex link is still there, since we've got a Red Star Rooster, so I don't know what sex it is, but it sure is cute!