Thank you for your reply.
I have been cleaning out the broody coop this morning in preparation.
I do feel fortunate. I have hatched for the first time this year and am quite chuffed with the effort my girls have put in.
I have 15 pullets racing about my feet in the mornings as well as 5 cheeky Muscovy ducklings so a few more wont hurt!
There was lots of unsettled noises and a quick circuit of the field while the others looked on quite alarmed, but she has snuggled down on 12 eggs and is looking quite happy with it.
My Brahma has 6 little cuties snuggled around her this evening.
This is the bit of chicken keeping I really was looking forward to.It sort of makes up for the clearing our mountains of poo in the rain and wind and cold!
||Agree...makes it all worthwhile|