i have a broody hen that i want to let sit on a clutch of eggs. i moved her nest to an unused nest box within the flocks coop. the problem is they wont leave her alone. they all seem to want to lay ontop on her, and will push her out of the nest. the nest is now the most popular spot to lay
can i build a box within the coop to house her and nest? i was thinking of ~1m x 1m. enough room for the nest and food/water, with a bit of space so she can stretch her legs.
if the eggs hatch, when can the chicks be introduced to the flock?