So many questions... Where to start. My husband talked me into getting a roo. He's 8 months and absolutely huge and beautiful! I believe he is a red star. We named him Theodore. I have four silver wyandottes Lacy, Whittie, Oreo, and Speckles. We let him have his way with one of my girls, Lacy. Theo is not in the main coop. it was a "controled" mating. We dont have a coop ready for her yet, so we put her back in the main coop with the other girls. Here is where my questions come into play. Do I need/have to remove her from the main coop? If and when she becomes broody will the chicks be safe with the other hens? There are two eggs in the nest box now, should I leave them in? I'm not share who laid them and if shes not sitting on them does that mean she didnt lay them? Are rep enough to make her broody? I'm currently building a coop I think would be suitable for Lacy and her chicks, any suggestions for a coop design would be greatly appreciated. I know chicks need to be dry. I live in key west fl so it's still warm out and pretty dry. Ill try to post pics of them and the coop process later. I just want to have minimal loss with the chicks and enough space for her to be comfortable.