So our barred rock Ruby is definitely broody. I have been taking her eggs while petting her because...well...we eat the eggs lol and she is collecting them ALL and insisting that everyones eggs are hers to hatch . Now today I lifted her and saw that her whole tummy is bare...so did she pull her own feathers out to incubate her little babies? Ack...the momma in me now feels compassion and wants to give her fertile eggs from somewhere to hatch...its sweet and beautiful. What to do. I have never had chicks...would the rooster and other hens be kind to baby chicks if I let momma Ruby the barred rock have babies? Pretty sure that none will be hers lol since she isnt laying now. Also the last egg she laid was incredibly small? I know it was hers because of the speckles......all full size...then one tiny then BROODY!? Advice? Will she stay broody if I keep taking the eggs? Is it bad to take the eggs? Should I give her fertile eggs?