I have a broody silkie sitting on a nest of mixed eggs - a couple of her own, and a few green araucana eggs. This is our first time - Mellow was broody back in December, but gave it up after about a week. It's been almost two weeks this time, and I can't wait to see if we'll get some chicks! Instead of a nest box, she's selected a protected area on the floor of the coop, under a pallet leaning against the wall. She's very good about getting right back on the nest after a short break to eat, poop, or drink. I've noticed that the number of eggs keeps changing - an egg will get added or subtracted from the nest every few days. It's easy to imagine another hen laying over there, but when eggs disappear from the nest, where do they go? Should I separate Mellow and her nest away from the rest of the flock, or let her be? I could bring her indoors to hatch under a heat lamp if needed.