So, my friends, in about ten years of raising chickens, I've only ever swapped or ordered chicks, or used an incubator, I have never had birds hatch out eggs in the coop. I live in town and cannot have a rooster. I am hoping to score some fertile eggs from a neighbor in a couple of weeks and to let the girls do it themselves, partly for fun and cuteness, and because one member of my family has grown more allergic every year to the feathering dust and it's no longer possible to keep chicks indoors. Here's what I'm wondering: will the other, non-broody, chooks attack the chicks or the brrody girls? Are there other problems I should anticipate? Thanks, all.