I have 1 PITA BO hen that has been broody almost non-stop since March. I finally got fed up and ordered 4 fertilized eggs (a different breed, of course), and 2 days after I placed my order she stopped being broody. Now it seems that the hens (one? all 3?) are molting. They are about 15 months old and I'm assuming this is their first molt, because there are feathers EVERYWHERE, and no.body.is.laying.eggs. The eggs are supposed to be delivered sometime this week. Will molting chickens sit on eggs? I have 2 fake eggs in the coop in hopes of inspiring someone to go broody. What else can I do? Should I put a few grocery store eggs and make a little pile? Might that help? Am I screwed? I wanted her to hatch them because I don't want trouble with the hens accepting the chicks, and I REALLY don't want to do baby chicks in the house :-( Am I S.O.L.?