I hope SOMEONE can help me. I have four Khakis about 24 weeks old. One of them started laying a couple of weeks ago. Despite not having an incubator and all the internet advice I read about not being able to hatch without an incubator, I took six of her eggs after a week. She just didn't show any interest, was laying them at random places in the pen, etc. I put them in a styrofoam cooler on top of a toaster grill and put a heating pad on top. I have been turning and spritzing them a few times every day. Four are developing beautifully from what I can tell, lots of veins and good air sacs. I am absolutely in AWE! I had to throw two out this a.m. - nothing but a yolk inside. This is my question. She has since started laying her eggs in the nesting box. She has been laying one a day, has six in there now, and every morning when I go check she has covered them up (prolly scared I'm going to take them again - HA!). Should I give her some time to see if she is going to go broody before I take her eggs? How many do Khakis usually lay before they start sitting on their nests? I have read Khakis are not good at this, but I know there is a chance she might and I'd much rather her do it than me. It's really hot down here in Louisiana right now. I would hate to think those eggs are going bad in that nesting box in this heat, but I'm just not experienced enough to know one way or the other. BTW, she is turning them. I put an "x" one side, and every morning I get up and the "x" is on the opposite side that it was the day before. Thanks in advance for any advice!