One of my hens went broody on me. It was easier to just give in rather than try to stop her. The only problem was keeping her eggs separate from the fresh eggs each day. (The girls like to crowd together.) I decided to give her some nice, blue EE eggs... 1 fresh and 5 from the fridge. (Then I just gathered any brown eggs she acquired,) She hatched out 4 chicks. 2 eggs failed to develop at all.