I have a hen that went broody, so I stopped by a neighbors house and bought a dozen fertile eggs to put under her yesterday. 1. I am interested in acquiring some marans eggs for hatching. If I get the marans eggs right now and hatch them in my incubator, will my hen accept them? I suspect they would hatch a few days after the ones she is brooding as I don't think I will have the marans eggs in the incubator for at least 3 days so the ones she is sitting on will have a 4 day head start. 2. how many chicks is too many for a hen to raise? could she handle 20-24 chicks?