Hi there, I have my first broody chicken, she started being broody about 5 days ago now. I heard back from my farmer friend that I can come and get some fertilized eggs from her (we don't have a rooster). The problem is that if we get them today, in 20 days from now (estimated hatching time) we had a trip planned to be on vacation at the beach! I could wait 1 more week to pick up the fertilized eggs then we would definitely be home in plenty of time for the hatching. But since I haven't had a broody chicken before, I wasn't sure if she would continue to be broody and sit on eggs for that long (would be almost 30 days by that point) if I waited a week from now to pick up fertilized eggs. Or any other suggestions you have for a timeline for hatching. If she is broody now does that mean she'll do it again? I only have a small flock (7 chickens) and I've had them for a few years, and this is only the first time one of them has gone broody. Thanks for the help!!