I've only had chickens for a little less than a year and this is our first experience with a broody hen. Her chicks hatched out about 4 weeks ago, and today I found an egg she had laid in the dog crate and mini run combination we rigged up for them to sleep and stay in! The other chickens are in a coop and run that is next to mama hen and her babies separated by hardware cloth. Is this early or right on time? She seems ok to stay and sleep with babies for now but today was out free ranging with no concern for her chicks and they were crying loudly for her. Wondering if its time to move her back into the big coop?