We have a wyandotte hen that has gone broody but no rooster. Every afternoon when we gather eggs, she's sitting on 6 or so of assorted colors. We remove them and she spends the remainder of the day pouting in the nest box. She must leave at some point because the next day she'll be in the same box clinging to a new group of eggs. So she's either leaving so someone can deposit theirs in the box, or she's gathering them up and rolling them to her nest. I am thinking about ordering some hatching eggs for her. From other posts, it looks like this can be done successfully. My questions are: 1. How many eggs can a novice hen successfully manage? 2. Will she leave her egg-layden nest to eat and drink, or should we plan to bring food and water to her? 3. When they hatch, should we take the chicks from her and raise them in the brooder or can she raise them herself? If they stay with her in the coop, will we have to feed all of the flock chick starter when the babies are small? Thank you for any and all input!