I've never had a hen go broody when I know she's been exposed to the rooster. This particular hen is my roo's favorite, so I know her eggs are fertile. She's sitting on eggs from other hens also. I have no idea how the eggs got under her since I removed all the eggs three days ago. Bad news is I removed her eggs, too. Now she's not laying and I won't get any more eggs from her as long as she's broody. I need advice on what to do. I'm open to letting her hatch out some eggs. It'd be fun, I think. My roo is a splash Ameraucana. One of the hens he loves is my Black Australorp, the others are EEs. I looked under my hen and both are under there. I think I'll get some chicks if I let her sit on them. How many eggs should I let her sit on? Right now I don't have a place to separate her from the others. I can get a small cage (3'x4') from my brother this weekend. Until then, the other hens could lay more eggs under her. Will they all hatch at different times? Is it okay to let that happen? Is a cage that size okay for a broody to stay in? How long do they sit on the eggs?