I hope this is where I can put this. AWESOME time experiencing this!!! I had two BR hens go broody at the same time right when two young RIR roosters just starting breeding. I started out by taking each one off the nest when I gathered eggs each day. One gave up after three days....one still was wanting to sit after more than a week of me taking her off. So I separated her and gave her 10 eggs....a few Red Star eggs and a couple BR. RIR dads Long story short - I messed up the first hatch....I felt terrible! Put her back with all the rest of the chickens. She wouldn't stay off the nest after another week of taking her off, so I separated her again....with the same Red Star, BR hen...RIR combo for eggs. Back at it. Then built this for her to raise her chicks in for awhile at first and moved her and her nest into it. Couldn't believe it when I lifted the top one day and finally had a little chick!!!.... ....then another.... ....then another..... Ended up with four. One didn't get all the way out of the shell and nothing in the rest. It was really neat watching them grow and steal everything momma was interested in....lol.....especially the grasshoppers I'd throw in there! On their own. Fast forward.... Been out with the rest of the flock for quite awhile. One of the pullets just started laying and one of the roos just started crowing. I had a blast experiencing this! Curious to see if that hen will go broody again....boy she sure was very persistent until she got these babies! I don't know much about chickens yet....really glad all of you take the time to post all your knowledge on here! I'm learning a lot! Thanks for looking!