Ok, I don't exactly understand the brooding process. I get that the hen lays the eggs and sits on them until they hatch, but what I don't understand is if the hen lays an egg a day for a week or so, sitting on them the entire time, wouldn't the egg she laid on Sunday hatch a week earlier than the egg she laid the following Saturday? How does the hen know how many eggs she can handle? I want to try hatching eggs in the spring, but I don't think I can "make" a hen go broody, right? Is it easier to just hatch eggs in the incubator then introduce them when they are bigger?