Hi, everybody! My mom wants baby chicks, and to be honest so do I. But it's starting to chill. We don't have an incubator, we'd like to do it naturally. So, I need a walk through. 1. Do you just put the hen in with the rooster, and how can you tell if she 'took'? 2. What do you look for when candling eggs? 3. I read somewhere that it takes 3 days worth of eggs for them to start becoming fertile. 4. Does she go broody when bred, or do we have to wait for her go broody. 5. How much will the cold affect them? The chicken coop is small, nothing special. You can stand tall in it and walk a couple feet to the other side with 14 chickens in there, plus a yard. (That bit of information had to do with how the body heat would effect them. ) Soooo? Tips and answers please!!