I having been reading up setting eggs under a broody. But still have some questions. Hope you guys can help. 1. Wait 3-4 days before getting eggs in case she doesn't stay on the nest. CHECK 2. Order eggs if you want different breed than what you have. CHECK 3. Let her sit on eggs until the purchased eggs arrive. CHECK This is where I am in the process. After eggs arrive let them rest a day before putting under broody. Is this to make sure they are warm? Do they just sit on the counter? Slip eggs under broody at night, remove "old eggs" Got it. Now here is the tricky part for me. I thought I would just give her her own area, but still have her in the coop with everyone else. And then hang back and watch for 21 days. I have read that some people feel the broody hen should be moved to a separate area entirely. Why is this? Is she unsafe in the coop? Will the other birds harm her or her eggs? Or the chicks when they hatch? How will she stay warm- if she is in the nest box alone without other bodies for heat? It's 8 degree today. Do I need to add humidity? Or will her body supply it- even in the very dry winter air? Will she get herself off the nest to eat and drink or do I need to assist? It seems to me nature would have this worked out. Girl goes broody, collects her eggs, sits on them while still in with everyone else (social creatures), eggs hopefully hatch, she nurtures and protects babies. Babies integrate into flock. No? Thanks everyone!