doing alot of reading.........on this forum and another one. and am getting more and more confused. My ideal plan was to have 12-14 egg laying hens for my daughter to take care, with my help, for her to make some money selling eggs. she also wanted to watch a hen get broody and hatch some eggs. from what I've read, I've saw that people put fertile eggs under a hen who's gone broody in the egg laying group. others say that finding a broody hen to put with a rooster are hit and miss then I read that if you get a broody hen and put fertile eggs under her, you probably have to move her due to the nest boxes being so high up, then I read that if you move them, they often will not want to sit back on the eggs. Am I dreaming to think I can get the broody hen and have a wee little family for my daughter to ogle over. sigh.