I have had a broody hen for quite some time, weeks probably. At first I kept taking the eggs from under her each day, and moved her up to the roosting bars at night and run during the day. However, she would not break. So yesterday I finally quit trying. She had 8 eggs under her and I left them, today I checked again, and she had 15. I've raised chicks myself, but never let a hen brood them. Any advice is appreciated. Do I leave her in there with everyone else? Should I put food and water by her? If she hatches the eggs, will the other chickens be ok, or peck them to pieces? She has been broody for so long that she has gotten smaller and other hens have not seen her. Because of this she is pretty much bottom of the pecking order and I'm not sure that she could protect the chicks. What do you guys advise? I don't really have a separate room for her to raise the chicks, and it's starting to get cooler here in MN. The picture below is showing the 10x10 layout of my coop and the eggs she was laying on. I took her out to get food and water.