We are being given some broody hens because their behavior doesn't work in the current environment. We will have them in a separate living area with nest buckets and nice space. I have a couple questions to get off to a good beginning. Will moving them a couple miles likely mess with their broody attitude? The present owner has been taking eggs away. Can I put eggs (that should be fertile) in with them right away? or Would it be better to let them settle in. Will egg fertility be influenced by age of hens and rooster? This is the third summer for the rooster and some hens, 4th for some hens The eggs come from hens who have a rooster, but don't give a hoot about hatching. They are older, but after a LONG molt time this year, are laying stupendously! Today, 7 eggs, yesterday 6, day before that 2, then 4, etc. Never fewer than two after they came back to egg interest in February.