Hi, I am new to BYC. Not sure how to use the site/forum yet. Please bare with me. I have always wanted chickens. Last Spring we moved to a nice play where I could finally have them. It has been great. My hens are good layers. I get anywhere from 4 to 6 eggs a day. One of my Buff Orpington hens has taken an interest of setting on the eggs. She's been setting on eggs most of the day for two days now. The pile is getting bigger because all the hens have decided to lay eggs in the one nest only. The one she sets on. There's 8 eggs in the nest now. Yes, I do have a rooster and I would like to have some chicks this spring, I have no Idea what to do as far as using some of the eggs and letting her hatch some chicks out. It has been very cold here. Does the hen have to set constantly for baby chicks to form? She's not broody yet, but I have a feeling it's coming. So many questions. Please help. Thanks.