I have three broody hens right now (one just started.) So, I am wondering about letting them (or one) hatch some eggs. I have a blue laced red wyandotte that is broody and she seems like she'd be a great chick momma. She's the one who seems most dedicated to the idea, the other two I think I can break easy enough by taking them outside with the rest of the chickens everyday. (I think anyway.) My plan is that I would collect some eggs from the girls I'd like to see babies from, mark them with a pencil; an x on one side, an o on the other to check on how well she's turning them. I have front roll out nesting boxes, so I would have to block the one that she's in so they stay under her and then I think I should give her the eggs all at once. Right? So I have some questions. If I were to do this; can I do it with just one broody girl? How will the other two broody's then act? Can I leave her in the nesting box she's in, or should I move her away from the others? How long can I keep eggs before putting them under a broody hen if I store them at the right temp? (In other words, how many days do I have to collect the eggs I want to hatch?) Any other advice you can possibly think of that a newbie trying this should know, please fill me in.