I know this could go in the coop construction section but I thought it should go here because I need some broody experts opinions. I am planning on getting a broody type hen since mine aren't and have her sit on some eggs. The thing is she will have to be integrated into my flock first. This is very time sensitive because I want to be prepared and have everything ready but at the same time I want her to have time to get used to everything new. I am planning on building a little coop like thing that she will sit on the eggs in. I don't know if I should have a mini run attached so that she can get out but be seperated from the rest or if I should let her be able to mingle with the rest of the flock. I wonder if having a run while she is broody would help her integrate with the flock as she is setting on eggs. I would like for this to also hold the chicks until they are ready to be introduced to the flock OR should I let her take them out with the flock and just do their thing? I have heard of people doing this but I just worry since the broody wasn't apart of the flock to begin with would this cause them to target her more and possibly the chicks as if they associate them with her? I think I am putting to much thought into this but I don't want to get her and have the integration period screwed up because when she goes broody she will be slightly seperated again. Or for me not to have the coop ready but her become broody within the week I get her. I am new to the broody deal and I am definitely not doing it the easiest way, am I?