My broody girl died, the only one that died of natural causes. Incubator is my only choice unless my one girl decides to go broody when I get the eggs. They're coming from Ann so hopefully packaged well, and will work.I think it's worth a shot. I ordered eggs from Ohio last year and hatched 6 out of 14. Eggs from my stock didn't do much better (in an incubator, but hatch like crazy under broody hens). The less traveling they do, the better.