This is the first batch of fertile eggs I'm working with so I'm very open to suggestions. We have two hens that disappeared into the rafters for three weeks trying to hatch infertile eggs a while back - I am *hoping* that they will do the job for me. The Australorp eggs from a seller on Ebay came in the mail about half an hour ago. I'm not really sure how old the eggs are. Here is what I have done: 1. Brought in a new big, dark nesting box with a lip to keep the eggs in. I have this on the floor under the bunny hutch in the coop (they roost on top of the hutch, a bunny lives in the hutch atm). 2. Put two different hens into the box to introduce them to it (one was one of the rafter brooders, the other is just walking around all fluffed up and likes to sit on her sisters' eggs until taken off). 3. Put three of the fertile eggs in the new big dark box. 4. Walked away hoping someone will decide to sit. Here is my first question (more will follow!): How long should I wait to see if someone will step up to the plate? Thanks in advance!