I have a nice brood hen. She sat on the eggs consistently for 25 days. After 25 days I decided to do the float test. All eight eggs floated but did not move, chirp, or pipe. I decided to take the eggs from her and break them one by one. They were all yellow yolks and one that started to go black. No chicks. My question is, what do I do with the broody hen now? I gave her some golf balls to sit on until I found an answer. Do I worry that she does not feel successful? Do I go get her some chicks? Do I do a better job of checking eggs that I give her next time and make sure they are fertilized (now that I know how to look for the air pocket with a flashlight?) I know chickens have personalities. Do they seem to have feelings? I'm a rookie! But I LOVE my chickens!!! I got them Memorial Day weekend this year (2014). I have a lot to learn. I am also concerned that my rooster is too young to fertilize the eggs. I purchased 10 hens and a rooster from a friend that moved. She had a coyote massacre right before she sold them to me and replaced the original rooster with a "young" rooster. I have only seen him "working" once. He does protect the flock and alert them of things. He does not crow yet. I can see the white spot on the yolks when I crack them open for breakfast. The majority of them have it. I am assuming they are fertilized. Any tips are welcome!