I have a White Rock that is broody. She's only been laying a few weeks. Less than 6 months old, closer to 5 months old. For a few days I noticed her staying on the nest. Each day she stayed longer. Yesterday she was on the nest most of the day. Not sure when she started on the nest, but was there at 12, and at lockdown around 7. Today she's been on the nest all day long. I did notice her on a different nest yesterday, but this morning she was back to the orginial nest. She growls, groans, grunts when you walk by the nest. Both days I've removed the eggs that were under her. Now the questions... Isn't it really late in the season to be brooding? If I let her sit, won't it be too cold for the chicks? If I let her sit, will it be ok to only let her have, say 3 eggs? I'm pretty sure any eggs I give her will be fertile as every one I've cracked open have been fertile. (Mr. Roo sure gets around! I have 30 hens, and one roo!!!) If I let her sit, will I need to have a seperate place for her and the eggs, or will her staying in that one nest be OK? I have a metal dog crate I could put her in with a nest, but would need to leave them in the coop, if at all possible. My husband is completely against any more chickens right now. Really doesn't want her to hatch any, BUT, he also knows almost nothing about chickens. He also will NOT remove her from a nest, cause that growling scares him. So if it's safe for Momma Hen, and some chicks this late in the year, and she can only have a few eggs, I don't mind her sitting. I don't have another coop for them though. Will I have to use a heat lamp once they hatch? Or will they be ok with the hen, and not freeze? I'm almost certain this is then hen that caused me to have a nest of 18 eggs beside the wood pile, and when I found that one, two days later I found another nest with 13! I know they weren't all hers. None the same color, and the EEs had also layed in it. Since she's gone broody, the EEs have started laying in the nesting boxes! In fact, there was an EE egg under Ms. Broody today! I do have a rabbit cage to put her in to stop the broodiness, but DH doesn't know that trick.