Well I am taking on a first tomorrow. Angelina, my little Australorp has been in the nesting box broody for a week now. I am picking up 6 fertilized eggs for her tomorrow. I am going to put a box for her to nest in in a sectioned off part of the coop where she can see and be with the other gals but they do not have access to her little nesting box. All our hatches have been in the incubator and I would really appreciate suggestions from those who are experienced with the "natural way" of doing things...well kind of natural as I do not have a roo so have to slip in the fertilized eggs. A couple questions I have.... Can I just put the eggs under her all at once or should I wait until she has laid a couple of her own? Should I keep her separated from her flockmates as I am planning or just give her her own nesting box and leave them all together so she can still go out with the girls and do her own thing (for the past week she has been on the nest night and day)? Thanks! I am so excited!!!