I swear my daughters silkies and cochins are secretly ganging up on me. First broody was Wilma, white silkie, in a pet porter in the dining room. 4 days later, it was Cochin, blue cochin, in a tote tub in the dining room. Then the ducklings hatched 1 week later. So, in a large tote, 4 ducklings in the dining room. 4 days later, it was Betty brooding, black sizzle, so in the dining room she came in her own special box. I have to bring them in because I don't have any way to partition off their coop. This way I can keep an eye on them and make sure they eat and drink. Wilma hatched 2 babies, 1 week later cochin hatched 5 babies but would not stop brooding. The eggs I gave her had been in the incubator, so she only sat about 2 weeks when they hatched. Her broodiness went so deep, she still wouldn't move. She was not showing the babies how to eat or drink. She wouldn't lift her body enough to let them under her, they had to really squeeze. So, I gave Wilma cochins babies, and gave cochin more eggs. Betty's aren't due for 2 weeks, she is sitting on 10. I only have one more silkie left in the coop with their roo, but I have a tote and a spot in the dining room reserved with her name on it. I have a big room in the basement I split in 1/3's. Ducklings in one part, Wilma and babies in one part, cochin in a tub with more eggs in the last part. So all that is left in the dining room is Betty. When we bought this house, I loved the big dining room. Finally had enough room for a table and chairs. Now I know why I loved the dining room so much, it's big enough for us and a broodathon! Who else has a broodathon going on?