well my first broody chicken. I've had broody ducks before and currently have 2 so them I'm familiar with. I was building a grow out pen for some of my ducklings and went to check for eggs. I've left a few eggs in 2 of the nests for a few days to try to encourage someone to set. One of my BOs was in a nest. When I stuck my hand under her to see what was going on she pecked the poop out of my hand. Luckily I had work gloves on. Now she normally reacts if I reach under her but this time it was accompanied by growling and a TON of pecks not the normal 1 or 2 softer ones. So, since there were only about 5 eggs under her, I took the other eggs I'd left in another nest and stuck them half under her. I moved away and watched her and she happily tucked them all underneath and arranged everything. So, I'll keep an eye on her. If she is broody, it is 21 days? Do chickens typically only get off the nest once a day to eat and poop while setting? Will I need to seperate her or will she be okay with others laying around her?