I have two heritage standard bronze hens and a Tom of the same breed. The hens are laying eggs. When the hen goes broody, should I remove the Tom from the pen? My pen size is 24'x8' and once I fence in my yard I was gonna let them free range.
Hens are laying
You can either remove the tom or make it such that only the hen can get into the nest. Not all toms act the same but all toms take the hen laying on the nest as an invitation to breed. This can lead to broken eggs and injured or worst case dead hens.
Yes, hens can get through a smaller entrance than can toms.