I was outside, and heard the egg song from a strange area, over in my garden, which is full of snow. I hiked over and found, in a tipped over garbage can, 70%buried in the snow, a chantecler (who is sometimes present at bedtime, and is sometimes missing) with 10 (or 8, or something, i didn't count), eggs underneath her. She hissed at me, and got a little puffy, and didn't get off the eggs, even when I dug it out of the snow with a shovel, and dragged it up on top of the snow... Is it possible that she's like half-broody? or just really BAD at being broody? I'm 99% sure that she's the same one that I see most days, and then disappears some nights... Also, I'm getting baby chicks this week, what do you think my chances are of swapping 24 chicks for 10 stinky eggs? and getting her to do a Good job?