Hi everyone, On Sunday one of my hens decided she would turn broody and has refused to leave the nest with her 1 infertile egg + 2 dummy eggs. I was thinking I could buy some fertile eggs, but I won’t be able to get them until the weekend. This means she would have been sitting on the existing eggs for 1 week already. If I add fertile eggs this coming weekend, will it be too late ? Would she give up on them because she was expecting them to hatch a week earlier or will she know there are chicks in there ready to hatch out and keep sitting until they do ? Also, I’m a but suspicious of one of my hens. The broody hen fluffs up and makes funny noises when other hens comes close, but there is one “hen” that is allowed to be as close as "she" likes and even sits on the edge of the nest box with her. Could this “hen” which is allowed to be so close actually be a rooster ? “She” hasn’t laid eggs yet, but doesn’t have any form of comb or wattles, so seems very pullet like to me, but I was wondering why “she” is allowed near the nest. Thanks for your help !