Ok, I have a pair of nice little Japanese hens. One has defintely gone broody. We dont mind little ones around, we have the room, HOWEVER. she choose a perching shelf built for my huge Cochins for her nest, (4 feet off the ground) it is Dec, and tho my coop is heated, between 35 and 45, I imagine it might be a bit chilly for babies. This hen is only 6 months old, and we snatched the first few eggs before we realized, so we dont know a time frame for the eggs she is on now. And Lastly, when one of my Older RIR's was all broody this summer, she sat on eggs for at least 24 days, and then one day I went out to check, and the eggs were gone, and she was out and about, and normal, and never saw any signs of chicks or shells? did someone in my flock kill those babies? Will they kill any others? We have always raised from day olds, never hatched our own..... Should I let this lil' hen sit on her treasures?