Several things happened at once. -We built a new coop. -we received a new batch of 15 layers to "refresh" the gene pool here on the farm -a fox came and massacred 6/11 adult layers leaving four hens and the rooster -3 of the survivors have gone broody Goal: everyone living in the safe new coop, with a safe new yard, peace and tranquility and lots of eggs, How on earth do I achieve this goal?!?! I have the biddies out of the brooder and in a fenced off area in the new coop. (they are 5 weeks old) What do I do about the broodies? I would like one of them to hatch her eggs the other two need to just get over it. how long do I keep everyone locked in the new coop (very spacious bright and airy) for them to see it as "home"? HELP!!