My broody is hatching right now. I have her set up in a 4x8 pen we made out of our chicken tractor and attached to the chicken yard. We use it to help integrate new flock members. Until I closed her in 3 weeks ago it was open to all the ladies roaming in and out. I'm less worried about mama and chicks integrating in a week when I give them access to the whole yard as I am about all the other girls being fascinated with her nest and causing a ruckus crowding what has been her safe space. When we open the door for new flock members its not an issue, but she needs her "home base" to go back too? Or does she? Any ideas?