Hi all, My silkie mama just went broody today--woot! I've been marking her eggs and leaving the freshest in the nest. I believe she had four under her, and I added back another two that I had previously collected (all less than a week old). Now, my question. I set it up so that her laying area is in a small section of the coop that can easily be separated from the other, with its own entrance and exit. She is my only hen (I hope she'll raise some new hens for me!), and I have a single rooster. He is aggressive with humans, and protective of her. Should I close off her section? If I do, she and he will both be completely alone, though there is a wire portion of the coop that they could see each other through if she's not actually sitting on eggs. She would not have access to forage--only whatever food I put in the pen for her, and water. I've hatched duck eggs, chicken eggs, and quail eggs in an incubator. This is my first time with a broody! I've read lots, so I'm not a complete newb, but I welcome tips of all sorts. Thanks!