I was just wondering if someone could explain broodiness? I understand that chickens stop laying and decide to start sitting on eggs in a bid to hatch out chicks. However if the eggs are removed daily prior to her becoming broody how can you hatch out chicks from that hen? Because she is not laying anymore eggs however she wants to sit. Also if you decide to let her sit would you collect eggs from the other laying chickens and put them under her for her to hatch. That way she will hatch them out on the same day (in theory). And remove any eggs added to the nest by the other chickens. Any help would be much appreciated cause i am new to chickens and want to breed one of my pekin bantams this spring however i have no idea how to go about it.