Okay so, i have a broody buff orp that has been sitting tight on 6 golf balls for 5 days now. I have put her in her own little coop..after reading through some threads i think thAts the right thing to do or is it better to leave her with the flock??? All my girls free range she doesnt get off the nest. Should i let her have access to free range or keep her contained?? Shoukd i move/force her off the nest to get exercise and chase bugs or just leave it up to her? Her little coop is divided into 2 rooms one is her nest and the other is food and water she seems to be pooping on that side. She doesnt get off the nest much maybe 2 x/ day! Is that normal? What should i be feeding her??? Right now she is on layer crumbles as usual, do i supplement her with greens, corn, scratch, offer her eggs to keep up her strength? I have fertile EE eggs coming and they will be here wed. When do i put them under her?? Nightime, daytime? Should i try dtondo it secretly or doesnt it matter? How many eggs can i put under her? I'm getting 12 but my neighbor is taking the extras i dont want to overcrowd as i want a successful hatch of course. My kids are so EXCITED!! Well i am too i just want to get everything right. So far the way shes sitting so tight i think our little "nugget" will be a great mom. YIPPEE!!