I sure am grateful for BYC and all the advice. One of my 18 month old Wyandottes went brokdb few weeks ago. So I grabbed a dozen eggs from my neighbor to shove under her. Not sure how many were possibly fertile, but he has three hens that came with the rooster, and I tried to grab their eggs. I guess since it was at best a somewhat educated guess, how long after the first egg hatches should I expect the rest to hatch? Will she continue to sit or after an amount of time has elapsed will she leave with the hatched chicks. The first hatched this afternoon and by the time I locked the henhouse around 9m there were four.. Also when I built the coop I had no knowledge about how to place nesting boxed and/or roosting bars so I ended up with nest boxes two or three feet above the floor. Since once she takes the chicks out of the nest there will be no going back, should I place my extra cat kennel in the coop someplace and make a nest for her in it? Since my birds free range should I dig out the baby bird feeder and give them starter grow as well? Thanks for all your help.