I've read other posts about it, but didn't believe it. Now it's happened to me. Last night, as I expressed frustration about my little McGyver-bator, my husband inquired why don't I just let a hen sit on the eggs to hatch them. I patiently explained that our hens don't seem to be the "broody" type. He asked what breeds were considered to be the most broody, and I showed him the thread about broodiness and silkies. ( God Bless the original poster of that thread ) And then, after telling me a week ago I had enough chickens...( Enough?? No such thing! )...he asks me where we can get some silkie chicks. I was so shocked I couldn't think of an answer. I have my fingers crossed our TSC has Silkie pullets when they finally get their chicks. He was talking this morning about another new coop. Bigger than our new 8x10 coop, for breeding our SLWs. So, my husband has also been replaced. By aliens, or the government or whatever...but I think I'll keep this model.