I need help....................I have been taking my eggs and just hardboiling for my dogs. I have had the chickens for about 1 year now, and I think they have been laying since the fall. Now I want to try and hatch some babies, but I know nothing about it? I have 24 total, so do I just wait until I see a hen brooding, then put the candle to them? so the ones that no one is sitting on I assume or not fertilized? I just do not know where to begin. my mother in law says that once they hatch, the mom does all the work? any advice?