And to those that may know me, NO I haven't been hitting the brandy bottle. You may had read that my grand daughter opened all the gates and let the chickens out. That was a few days ago, finally I have had time to go around to all the coops, to clean them. A couple of the hens had gone back to the nest boxes to set. When I got to the mixed silkie coop, I found my half silkie, half frizzle roo setting on a nest. There were four chicks and five eggs under him. He had a fit when I removed the chicks, but went back to the nest. This is a first for me and I have been around chickens for well over fifty years. Has anyone ever seen the likes? To boot I still have about 150 hens nesting all over 15 arces. Every blackberry bush has a nest under it. By the time I get them all back in their yards, I will have more chickens than the colonel.