I have 9 chickens...1 BR rooster, 2 BR pullets, and 6 BR cross pullets (commercial blacks). I want at least one of my girls to hatch some eggs. Unfortunately, none of my girls are showing any signs of being broody. I want some babies, but do NOT want to go through the process of brooding in the house again. The dust was horrible, and my youngest son has allergies, so it's not good for him to be breathing in all the dust. I don't have another place to brood...I don't have a garage or basement, so my choices are: brood in the house or let mama hen brood. Is there anything I can do to entice one of my girls to become broody? Should I sacrifice some eggs by allowing them to pile up in one of the nesting boxes in the hopes one of the girls will sit on them? What about if I hatch my own chicks...can I stick them under a non-broody hen...will she adopt them if she's not broody? I'm sure these are all silly questions, but I'm a first time chicken owner, so I won't know unless I ask, right?? Thanks!