I thought when a hen went broody she was supposed to stop laying? My girl went determinedly broody 3 weeks ago, so a week ago I gave in and gave her 4 eggs to hatch. Now my husband says there are 8-10 eggs under her???? We've been collecting regularly from the other boxes - nobody liked the one we moved her to anyway. I keep a dummy egg in one of the lower boxes just in case, to make sure they leave her alone. What's a safe way to mark the eggs so we know which are the new ones to remove? Also, being that it's winter, and despite giving them 24 hr access to feed, several hours of free ranging daily, and some scratch in the morning, my flock is kinda scrawny: should I give her some supplements? I bought a bag of game bird starter/grower 24% protein to feed her (the only higher protein feed our local had), and mix generic pedialyte in her water. They've been getting a few grapes almost daily lately. She's just skin and bones and she's got 2-3 weeks to go - I'm just so worried about her getting weak. I haven't moved her to broody-box/starter pen yet. If any hatch, I should just leave them with her in a clean pen? I'm new to this whole thing - we got day old chicks last April and started from that, this is my baby trying to have babies, lol! Honestly, I didn't really think it through when I gave her the eggs, I was just worried about her. She'd been sitting in a box so long I thought if I gave her some eggs, she'd at least come out in 3 weeks - I know, not very bright on my part, lol. Now I've got to get her out of the 2nd tier nest box and build a pen to protect her and possible babies from our huge and hugely curious turkeys who share the coop, as well as the cats in the area who apparently have no problem scaling a 6ft wire fence.