We've had a Momma hen setting on eggs...for a very, very long time now. She disappeared one day (after a mauling from Troy in May) and we thought she had run away to join the Circus. But, a few weeks later, we found her, setting on a bunch of eggs. We were pretty sure she had been gone for more than 21 days, so I gave her six freshly laid eggs. This is day 21 for the new eggs and she's been diligently setting on them. I am so hoping she hatches out a chick or two. For her sake, she's been setting for so very long, it would be so very sad for her not to reap the rewards of all that work.
And, I guess I must admit, I would enjoy seeing a Momma hen taking care of some baby chicks!!