I just had a baby and one of my nutty chickens must've thought it looked like fun cause she went broody. Unfortunately, she is not doing very well. She's been sitting for 2 or 3 weeks now. My goofy mother in law has been stealing her eggs. I was trying to get her to set on only my standard size layer eggs, but my MIL kept removing the big eggs and putting my bantum eggs under her. (Because logically the little eggs come from the big chickens *eye roll*) I finally got my MIL to stay away from my chickens and she had been sitting for a good week on the eggs that I wanted hatched. However one broke and the other eggs got coated. I am thinking at this point I would like to just shove a few chicks under her and give her a break from sitting. I would like some experienced folks to give me tips on how to get her to accept the chicks. I am also a bit worried because my broody is at the bottom of the pecking order and will she be able to protect the chicks from the other hens/roo? Should I move them out into another area when I introduce the chicks? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!