I purchased a hen for my tom a couple weeks ago, both are Bronze. I need advice on "breeding", I guess you could say! I don't know much about it. Her previous owner told me that she's been laying fertile eggs for quite some time. She took 6 of her eggs and put them under a broody chicken hen, and all hatched successfully. Fast forward to now... My hen has laid 6 eggs in her nest box over the last week. Am I better off gathering these and putting them in an incubator, or should I leave them for her to sit on? I've heard that there's a magic number hens reach before they start sitting on the nest. However, I've also heard that some heritage breeds don't sit on their nests well. How long should I wait for her before I gather them for the incubator? I know that as more time passes, the rate of survival for the eggs decreases (if they're fertile that is). Any and all advice would be helpful and appreciated! These guys are pets of mine, but I'm very excited at the thought of offspring!