We are hatching eggs the old fashioned way as a home school project for our children. We wanted to do it the old fashioned way under the chicken's butt! I just had a few questions for someone with more experience. First of all, we seperated out 6 hens and 2 roosters in a seperate stall. We were then going to take the eggs (that we are pretty certain will be fertil) and place them under 2-4 of our broody hens in a heated stall. First of all, will the hens sit on the eggs and actually keep them warm enough? When they are not sitting on them, how warm does their environment have to be? What is the average incubation period as well? I guess this is just an experiment for us, but I would appriciate any input that anyone may have for a successful hatching! Thanks.