Can't find an exact answer on the forum so: I have an Orpie several days broody in my flock of five hens (no cock) in a hen-house that opens by automatic pop-hole onto an open run (not predator or bird safe). Normally the hens are allowed to run on 1/3 acre freely from lunchtime to when they take themselves back. I've ordered six commercial hatching eggs. I also have a second coop with run (predator safe) that's presently not in use. I was thinking of putting the hatching eggs in the second coop then in the evening lift the broody from her nest and transfer her to the hatching eggs. Is that the best way? Presently she's sitting on one fake egg and a couple of infertile eggs. Should I transfer these too, or won't she notice they've gone? Should she be kept confined in the second coop with run with food and water, i.e. cut her off from free ranging or is it safe to let her run with the other hens? Is there a risk that the other hens will want to join her in the second coop if I leave it open in the day? It seems a bit cruel to cut her off from free-ranging but then again the coop with run is very nice and large! Thank you in advance for any help and advice.