So one of my hens went broody about a week ago. Someone one this board who is local has been kind enough to offer me some fertilized eggs for her to sit on (our only roo is still a babe). I'm picking them up on Friday morning....I know there's a thread here about hatching with a hen, but it's like 650 pages long and I don't have time to read the whole thing. Can someone give me a quick schooling on what I need to do? I understand that I need to separate her from the rest of the hens (she's brooding in one of the nesting boxes right now). I just finished throwing together a box for her up by the house - it's in our covered lean-to, extra tarp under, over, and around it to stay doubly dry. If I understand correctly, after I put all of the girls up for the night and it's dark I need to move her and her fake eggs that she's been sitting on for the last two days up to her box and close her in for the night? Then make sure she stays on for the next day or so (going out to eat and potty, of course). I'm going to have my husband sort of enclose a small area for her to keep the rest of the hens out (because they already want to know what's going on up there) and keep feed and water for her in there. What else? Just stick the eggs under her and wait? Can anyone give me pointers? We've never hatched eggs before....we've got 11 hens and 15 chicks who just got the boot from the house (about 4-5 weeks old I'd guess). The kids are crazy excited about possibly seeing some eggs hatch, so I'd be pretty bummed if I did something to screw them up, kwim? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!