Call me ignorant..but I sure could use some help. I have had a banty hen for quite a few years and just recently found her a bo. I want to breed them but can't find much on what to do. I find all kinds of articles about once you put the eggs into an incubator, but how does it happen the natural way? Once my hen lays an egg...then what? she will lay a few before going broody. Do I just leave the eggs lay in the nest while she goes about her daily pecking out in the yard? What about when she comes back to the nest at night? Should she sit on them then or should I remove them until she goes broody? Do I have to "keep" them somehow until she she's ready to sit on them? I want to carry on her line as she is getting older (she about 8-9 years old) and am afraid I'm running out of time. I know they do this naturally, but I am at a loss as to how it works and how the eggs stay viable until she is broody and ready to hatch them.