I would like to have my hens hatch their own eggs, but will be VERY new to this when the time comes, so I have a few questions. Question 1: I am getting 27 standard sized chickens, I would like to allow one nesting box for 'hatching' only. Just leave any eggs laid in one particular box to be hatched naturally. That way I can have new babies, and still collect any eggs that the other 26 will be leaving in the other boxes. Is this a possibility? Question 2: If question one IS possible, Do I have to watch for a hen to go broody before I stop collecting eggs from a box? Or just place some eggs under her and hope she stays put? Question 3: again, if #1 is possible, should I separate the 'hatching' box away from the nesting boxes I plan to be collecting from? Any information on natural hatching will be greatly appreciated! I have plenty of time for research but from all the good advice i've had in the past from BYC, I'm going to start with all of you Thanks!