Hi there, I have four chickens of various large breeds. They are about 10 months old and one has already gone broody. I'm loving this chicken business and already want more plus another coop! I was thinking that I'd prefer for a broody mama to do all my work and worrying for me this spring. My uncle has fertilized eggs I can get to put under mine. This is as far as I've got in the thought process. I really need advice! I have a million questions like... How many eggs should I do? I really only want two or three more chickens. I'll bet my uncle will take back any roosters or unwanted hens. Do I need to keep the eggs warm on the hour drive from my uncles house? Do I just slide them under the broody and let her go? Do I separate her from the others while she sets? How many days does it take? It can still be cold in February/March like 40's to 50's. Should I pull her off the nest once a day to go to the bathroom? Or let her do whatever she wants? I know they are animals and will have their own instincts to do what needs to be done, but any advice is greatly encouraged! I don't want to buy an incubator and deal with all that cost turning/lockdown stuff. I'd rather let a mama bird do her thing! Speaking of which....Will she do her thing after they hatch? Do I then need to separate mama/chicks from the rest of the birds? Do I bring them in the garage or heat their own private coop? AAkkk...so many questions.