I'm very new to chicken keeping and in the spring I would like my hens to produce offspring. After looking into it I found a whole new world of buying in fertile eggs and incubators etc. I kind of had a romantic idea of seeing my hens sitting on their eggs patiently waiting for them to hatch. Is this still a viable way of producing chicks or does it not produce many offspring? I'm not against the idea of using technology such as incubators I was just wondering whether the old fashioned way is still plausible.