I have 5 barred rock pullets that are 23 weeks old this week. They just started laying - YIPEEEE!!! I would like to add Wyandottes and a couple of White Crested Black Polish. No one is broody at this time. Can you make/encourage a hen to become broody? Are my hens too young to become broody now? Are they too young to raise a clutch? Once they are broody, how much time do you have to order eggs and get them under her? How do you seperate her from the other hens so they don't pester her or canablize the chicks? Can you use a dog kennel to keep her separate but still part of the flock? How and when do you re-introduce the chicks to the flock (I plan to hand rear the hatched chicks). Any help would be appreciated!