Okay, so i have been trying to rescue a hen from the local gas station (Henrietta). The owner did not want me to take her because she has grown attached to her. I made sure she knew how to take care of Henrietta (and felt sure all was okay--there are woods and cover for her and the customers like having her around). So today I go in the station and ask her how Henrietta is doing. She tells me that she is fine but there is another hen a red hen that has made a home at the dumpster and is sitting on about 14 eggs. I told her that since there wasn't a rooster then the eggs would not hatch, well she then tells me that she has seen a game rooster hanging around. I asked her long the hen has been sitting and she wasn't sure. I think I have her talked into letting me take Henrietta and the gang home with me. What do i need to do to get prepared. Although my name is Robin, I have never had the pleasure of hatching eggs. I have a total of 16 hens, and two roos. 8 of the hens roost in the coop at night, free range during the day. the other 8 hens, free range all the time, roosting in the trees along with the roos. my coop is a 10 x 12, so i have plenty of room for more in there. i have a brooder and all the necessary equipment. I have not candled eggs before, but would think i need to to be sure there are chicks in the eggs, right? What else, and what about moving the hen and the eggs? OMG Quarantine -- I will have to quarantine them...oh that is going to be a challenge.