This whole broody hen thing is new to me so I would love some more info. My Buff Orpington has been broody so I thought why not let her sit on some eggs. Well, Its been 7 days and I just checked the eggs and lo and behold a chick was wiggling inside one egg out of five. I have her, a wyandotte, RIR and a barred rock- not sure who's egg this is. Dad is a RIR bantam. Yes a bantam hence my surprise that he was able to fertilize the egg without a stool I don't have any pics sorry so hopefully my description will work. I want to separate broody hen and eggs from the rest of flock. Can I use chicken wire fencing to just separate her nesting box from everyone. I can also incorporate the nesting box next to her if she should have more room. Is that enough space for her? I imagine I will still need to scoot her outside until chick hatches, but do I still do so after chick is born. When do you then ket chick mingle with flock?