... and I was curious. Do they have to be completely away fromt he rest of the hens? Our coop is a totally enclosed run, huge, with the house in one top third of the run. To separate, could a broody be put into a dog crate, and left in the run? She would be physically separated, but could see and hear the rest... as well as be protected from cats, dogs, coons, etc. Or, would it be best to simply put her in the house? Just curious! Our chicks aren't even 6 weeks, yet! I just like to learn.