I found out most of those eggs the broody was sitting on were fertile & developing. I went out there this morning and the eggs were cold, and there were three cracked open eggs with half-developed chicks in them in the nest. I cleaned out the nest and replaced the hay and put the eggs back, thinking the broody would get back up there but so far she hasn't.. The eggs are cold, so I'm guessing they won't hatch now. But I caught my polish hen scratching in the nest and knocking the eggs against the side of the nestbox. What to do? -edit- I thought of a subject. UPDATE! 12/26/2007 5:36pm CST I just candled the two eggs. Egg "a" is the most developed, and again, half the egg is dark, not TOO much change. Except I saw a little black spot inside the egg amongst the darkness. What is this? Is it normal? Is that a good sign or a bad one? On the other hand, I think there's a little more development in egg "b" than there was about a week ago. It's not as far along as egg "a" but it's getting there.