Well, the broody is sitting on 4 Black Copper Marans eggs, one Black sex link, one EE egg, and one unknown, lol. I think it will be a buff/marans mix. All of them are from my own flock. I'm trying to decide whether I should take the chicks while they hatch, then return them when all the eggs are done, or to finish incubating them, then give the new chicks to her. Which should go smoother? @saltandpepper2 How far apart are the eggs? Remember a hen can lay eggs for many days before she decides to stop laying and just "park" on them.