I brought home a batch of chicks from a science hatch project in my husbands classroom. It is the first time we have hatched from our own hens. They are being kept on the upstairs part of our coop seperate from our flock. The hens were very interested of course. I was away for a weekend and when I came home our hens had laied 23 eggs in a rubber maid tub and one had gone broody. I have never had a broody hen before. This is the flocks first full spring. I am going to let her sit on them. My question is can I move her and the tub upstairs to be with the other chicks or would that break her brood? Would she start mothering the chicks that are already hatched and abandon the eggs? I would like to get a natrual hatch.