my Buff Thelma went broody over the weekend, and she's hogging the only nest box the girls use. She has been sitting on the eggs - I don't know how the other 6 girls manage to get in the box and lay while she's flattened out in there, but I'm sure she's happy to have 6 warm eggs to sit on. I'm a little worried about the day she decides to go after me when I have to tip her to collect the eggs. I was reading about helping her transition out of her broodiness, and love the idea of sneaking a newly hatched chick under her at night when she's sleeping, and she'll wake up thinking her baby hatched! It's probably still a little too early to do it, since she's only been broody for a couple of days, but I wonder if anyone else has tried this approach. I don't mind adding one more chick to my flock, but since my existing flock of 7 are only 10 months old, and my coop isn't big enough for more than 8, I don't want an overcrowding situation, and I don't really have room to expand. any thoughts?