I personally don't have any roosters (I live in town where I can't ☹) but a friend of mine has one, and I'm just curious how the process works.
She swears that when a hen is ready to go broody they will lay a "clutch" of eggs over the course of a day. Just churning them out one right after another till she's got 6-10 or so eggs. Then she'll sit on them till they hatch.
So this is where my confusion comes in...from the reading I've done, here and in the books and magazines I've accumulated, I thought that a hen just layed normally when she was about to go broody but collected eggs over the course of a few days. Both her own eggs, and any she could steal from fellow hens just sat in the nest, then when she decides she's got enough she'll sit and stick on them till they hatch....
So, now her little silky is considering going broody, and she tells me that she saw her "laying all day" yesterday...but I just didn't think chickens were physically capable of laying more than one (or in rare circumstances 2) eggs in a 24 hour period!
I so look forward to finding out how this works! Thanks in advance!