My Partridge Rock hen has been sitting for a few days now and she seems very determined to hatch her own eggs. She has picked all her feathers off her belly to keep the eggs nice and warm. Her sisters lay their eggs on top of her as they have one favorite spot, and she collects them for her nest. So I have decided to let her hatch a few new hens for me to make the flock bigger. My question is . . . how many eggs can I let her hatch (considering I've had horrible rooster to hen ratio's)? How many would be too many for her? She seems to collect about 4 a day (there are 6 hens but she's not laying right now and one other is molting). I am going to mark the ones I will let her keep and pick the fresh ones from under her when they are sleeping. I just wondered how many eggs would be ideal.