Last week I noticed one of our girls (TSC sex link pullets) was sitting on a nest late in the day. They usually all lay before noon so it seemed unusual. After a few days of this behavior I knew that indeed I had a broody hen on my hands. We have the 8 girls and they've been real good egg producers for us this year (8 for 8 most days) so losing eggs from one of them wouldn't be that big of a deal. Then the most amazing thing happened on Saturday. We have 5 Silver Sebrights and 5 White Leghorns that we allow to free range the property. On Saturday I found a nest of theirs with 12 eggs in it. I know that they've not been sitting on them as they're rarely in one spot for long with all of the people around our house (people = food giving). So one broody hen + 12 fertilized eggs = a chance that I may have some chicks hatching in the not too distant future. It may be a long shot but I'll give it a chance and see what happens. My question now is. Should I move the broody hen up into the garage where she won't be disturbed and we can keep an eye on her and the chicks? At night the other 7 girls get up on the roost but she stays on the nest. I'm just an expectant chick parent I guess.