Hi, We have some hens that we want to be mommies, they are very special, although all of them are very special!! :-D We didn't want the babies to be born and be pecked to death if this can happen with them being in with the rest of the flock in the coop, so we made a special mommie and baby room that is chicken wired off floor to ceiling. I am having some trouble on figuring out what to do. We want 2 hens to raise some chicks right now, the one's name is roo roo....LOL we thought she was a rooster growing up, but when there was an egg, oopsie! :-D the other is peppery, she's beautiful with salt and pepper coloring, with her feathers going down her legs-looks like bloomers They are both buff orphington, and roo roo is beautiful gray with feathers covering her legs and feet.....they are both very special, where all these chickens grew up together, but there was one little chicken that had scissor beak, and stayed very very small, we knew it had cogenital problems, and peppery and roo-roo, would sit on this chicken when it needed warmth, always keeping this little one under their wing--no one else did that but these 2 hens! Anyway, my predicament is she is broody with the eggs she lays, so that's not a problem, only problem is, she lays these eggs in the nesting box in the coop, and I tried re-locating her and the eggs to the special mommie baby room, and she refused to lay on them, she was frantically wanting out to the rooster bawking and bawking, and the rooster was cockledoodling at the chicken wire in her face. And when I finally did let her out, the roosters were acting sort of frantically with her, and she ran away from them. So....how do we do this? Would we just leave her in that special room with her own food and water and let her adjust and lay eggs in there? Would she eventually adjust, or always want out? Would she lose her place in the pecking order if we did keep her in the special room? They can see each other in through the chicken wire. Would baby chickens get killed if we allowed her to just sit on them in the coop with the rest of the flock? Does anybody here have experience in just allowing a hen to hatch and raise her babies in the coop with the all the other chickens and roosters? Thanks!