My Buff O. is brooding...again. This is her second time and she is only one year old. She's been at it for three weeks! We've been considering getting some fertilized eggs from a friend (we would like a couple more chicks) but my fear is that she will cease brooding and then we'll have helpless half formed chicks in eggs with no incubator. Also, I don't know the best way to go about seperating a broody hen with chicks...the only safe place is the coop, we have preditors galore around here and any kind of make-shift pen would last less then a week against the critters. Should I forget the eggs idea because she is likely almost done brooding?