I know this is probably a dumb question and I've searched this site but haven't answered my questions. I have 22 hens one blue silkie and three roosters (by accident) anyway I am keeping my roosters as I have become attached to them. Roo Roo the Barred Rock, Goldie the Buff Orpington, and no name yet for a Golden Laced Wyandotte. 1) Are three rooster two many for this number of hens? 2) Come Spring time my daughters and I want to try and hatch some chicks, I will use and incubator because I don't believe the breeds I have are very broody, and I think the girls will be more involved that way. Anyway, do I just pick a few eggs one day out of the blue and stick them in the incubator and give it a try candling them at day five or so? How do I know which eggs are fertile on day one? 3) how long do I have to get them to the incubator if the hen isn't sitting on them? 4) Any advice on choosing an incubator? I need easy and low maintenance. 5) I'm thinking with three roosters I will have a lot of fertilized eggs LOL, I plan to eat them because we will gather daily, but would there be a noticable difference in a day two egg if we happened to miss one? 6) Will chicken that free range during the day return to the coop to lay their eggs or will I have to play hide and seek all over the farm? They are just about to start laying, I've found one just inside the door on the floor of the coop one morning. Wasn't a good sign that they were going to use the nesting boxes. Thanks for any help, we are loving our chickens they are a very rewarding hobby!!