Just to grins and giggles, I traded some fertilized (I hope) eggs from my brother to give to my broody Buff Orpington hen. I gave her 5. She chose the popular nesting box, and I don't know if she is coming out to eat and or drink or if the others are getting on top of her and laying but I end up with 2 extras every evening. I marked the 5 I gave her with a black marker. My question is, should I do or add anythign else? Also I have to kind of pick her up and figure out which are the unfertile eggs (as my rooster isn't working), and which are the ones I've given her, sometimes the black mark is on the bottom and sometimes on the top, does it hurt to pick the eggs up and look?? She's not too happy with it, but i don't want wasted eggs so the others have to come out. And although she doesn't try to peck (her butt faces out and her head to the wall, lol) she's got this little game of when she's uber annyoed, of doing this urrrrr clucking sound and a second later shooting poop out at you. LOL I guess it's her defense don't know, but she's good at it. lol Anyways no idea if she'll hatch 'em but she wasn't leaving that box even with no eggs in there, so I felt sorry and thought 'What the heck, we'll try it". How long should i wait before expecting to see little fuzzy heads??