Apparently one of my EEs has gone broody. Since these are my first chickens, and it's kind of neat, I thought I might get her some fertile eggs to hatch. The problem is I only have one nest box. The other 2 pullets apparently get screamed at when they try to use the nest to lay, and I've already found a couple of eggs next to the nest box b/c broodie "Chickie" wouldn't let anyone else on. Will this be an o.k. arrangement for the time being? I feel bad for my two non-broody girls who seem to get frustrated at the lack of nest box access (and there is no room to put a 2nd nest box). My next question would be, if I do try to get "Chickie" to hatch some chicks, they would be born in early April. It is still very cold here in Eastern WA in April, and we often get snow. I'm assuming that the mama hen is suffient to take care of her chicks without me adding any kind of supplemental heat to the coop correct? It would be so different to co-raise chicks with a mama hen, than my initial experience of the 24/7 heat lamp, indoor brooder, and constant attention I gave to my first 3 chicks when I brought them home from the feed store!