I am planning on breeding in the spring hopefully. I am wanting to cross my silkie hen and my bantam cochin roo. I don't have a bator and I want to use the hen when she goes broody. How in the world do I time all of this??? The roo is separate from her so I guess I will need to do some switching around closer to breeding time. I have a trio of silkies so I want to swap the silkie roo for the cohin which is with my big girls. I love the look of cochin/silkie crosses! So how do I time this and set aside the eggs for when she decides to go broody!?? Where do I keep them? do I just wait and let her lay the eggs herself and make a clutch of her own?