Good luck! Sorry about your rooster; sounds like he was doing a good job protecting "his girls".
Update on mine: I pulled 6 eggs yesterday (day 10) that were clear, leaving me with 14 total. 11 of these are in the incubator, and the other 3 are a test for my little Japanese Bantam, who has gone broody for the first time. Luckily for her, I have a portable lizard cage that is the perfect size for one broody bantam with a few eggs, so she can stay inside where it's warm.
Ain't she cute.
I'm about to put mine into lockdown I think. I need to recheck the calendar because it just feels WAY too early but time flies when your busy. If so I will be on lockdown around eleven tonight. That's right at three days before due date!