Wondering if anyone has successful experience with this. Have small flock of BRs and one of the hens has shown broody signs when eggs are left for her. We would like to add some other varieties to our flock and were thinking of ordering some hatching eggs for the incubator and try to "synchronize" the hatch. Then add the bator chicks to the natural brood so our broody hen can raise them. Knowing that the hen may not just go broody when we want her to, if we had eggs ordered and shipped which should be good for at least a couple of weeks, we could watch for her to go broody with her own clutch and then put our purchased eggs into the bator as soon as that happens. If any hatch, it would likely be within a couple of days of her own. Think we could then add the chicks to her brood after dark or something? How many could you add?