I have a broody now that is sitting on about 15 eggs and I am positive that some will be fertilized and hatch. Broody is extremely aggressive and in order to get her off the nest, I have to put a bucket on her head so she does not go after me. These eggs are due to hatch in 2-3 weeks, or less. I really have just let her have them so I have not done anything with them. My question is, can we leave them in the coop, or should we separate them? I am planning on finding new homes for the chicks when I can, because we do not have enough room for more right now. Most of my extended family has chickens, so there will be no problem, except that none of them have the means(like us) to care for the chicks until they can go in the big coop. That basically means that they will be with us until they are around 6 weeks old. I have an indoor grow-out pen that is on the ground and is big enough for broody and her babies, but there is no place to go outside. She is in a nesting box now that is 2ft off the ground. Will the babies fall out and die? Also, if we leave them in there, the pop door going outside is 4ft off the ground and has a ramp with a slope of close to 45 degrees. Will they be able to go outside and be able to get back in? Or should I just put them in the inside pen?