The title says it. My chicken has been broody for a week. She went broody 3-4 times last summer, so I know she’s serious about sitting. Pros? Cons? How many eggs do I give her? How many quitters are typical? I’d hate to have her sit a month and have nothing to show for it, but I really am not trying to grow my flock much larger, so I want to give her as few as possible to ensure success. If I have a bunch of eggs to choose from is there anything you look for that makes an eggs good vs. bad before you set it? Or do I just pick a few at random? Should I just break her? I do not own an incubator and will not purchase one. If she fails the eggs fail. If a duckling is raised by a broody chicken how long do you think it could live with the chickens before they might reject it and it needs to integrated with the duck flock? I have never hatched anything nor has this broody. She is about 2.5 years old (not sure if that matters).