Okay guys, these are some questions that popped in my mind as I have been reading through some of the threads about this topic. I don't really have a broody hen. I have one hen that has gone broody in the past but I don't know how she would do incubating another chicken's eggs. I bought an incubator but haven't even opened it yet. Before I open it and set it up, I want to know more about what I am doing so I don't loose all my potential chicks. #1) When I collect my eggs, how long is too long to keep them out of the incubator? Can I collect over many days and put them all in at once or do I need to put them in as soon as I collect them? #2) I have seen many references to a water wiggler. When I look them up on the internet I keep getting a picture of a toy. Can anyone please post a picture of your store bought water wiggler? #3) I have 2 Ameraucana roosters. One had to be helped out of his shell. I was told by one person I should NOT use him to breed. Is that true or does it really matter? #4) I want to keep my chicks pure bred. Can I house all my roosters together without them killing each other and bring the hens and rooster of the same breed together in a separate breeding pen? Thank you to anyone that responds. I really appreciate it.