I want to hatch a few eggs.. But I don't want to hatch them in an incubator. I want to encourage broodiness, and am wondering if there are any tips for me? I have a lot of broody breeds: Silkie - x 3 Buff Orpington - 1 Cochin - x 3 Yesterday I put all my golf balls in one place. I thought that would look like a clutch to Janet, my partridge cochin. She seems to like sitting on her already-laid egg for a couple of hours after she lays it. Is six golf balls too small of a clutch? I am keeping my fertile eggs in my sun room (around 55 - 65 degrees) until I get her to set. I've got a dozen since Monday I want to put under her. Any and all suggestions are very much appreciated!