I have been waiting for any of my hens to go broody but. None of them are interested. A neighbour offered her broody hen for 3 months. She said she does this all the time, lends her hen to people who need to hatch eggs. In theory I would really appreciate hatching asap like yesterday, but here are my concerns and questions. 1. Since new hens should be quaranteened, my feeling is that she would need to live somewhere away from my flock. I can keep a basket in the bathroom. I also have a shed away from the other hens, but it isn't made to be chicken safe; squirrels can get in under the roof. Maybe I can fix this since it isn't cold outside. 2. It is recommended to integrate chickens as early as possible, and the hen will protect them. I can keep chickens and hen in a tractor where the other hens and roosters can see them. Will that work if I keep the hen separated for a month, and then put her in a nest in the coop? Or? 3. I noticed that the new chickens don't integrate well with the existing flock until they are 3 months old. At what age does the hen let the chickens go on their own? I would have to give the hen back before the chickens are 3 months old, and I have a separate area for young chickens to get used to their new family. I guess I have answered my questions. Has anyone used a borrowed broody hen to hatch eggs? How did it work out?