Very soon I will be trying my first round with hatching some chicks. I have 10 hens, that I am getting 8 eggs a day out of, I left yesterdays, todays, and leaving tomorrows eggs to put in the incubator I am getting tomorrow. I am going to try 24 eggs the first round. I wanted my hens to lay on the eggs, but I guess that has been bred out of them, all they want to do is lay eggs. Very excited to give this a try. The rooster is a RIR, will RIR hens lay on their eggs?? This is a stray rooster, and I kicked him in my pin, there is another stray around that has a white neck, speckles on his chest, and some dark wing feathers, some with a green tint. I wonder if that is a Speckled Susex, I am a newbie and really have no idea, but do they sit on eggs better?? Thanks in advanced, have a great day, and be blessed.