I have a hen that went broody two days after I put 6 eggs in the incubator. I added a few more under her that evening, so now she is sitting on 8 eggs that are due to hatch on the 3rd of August. I built a separate coop for her so there wasn't competition for the nesting box space (I have 2 boxes for 6 hens) and so that the eggs that were supposed to be under her stayed there and the eggs that weren't supposed to be under her weren't. The enclosed coop is 3' x 2' x 2' high and the open run is 2' x 2' x 2' with a wire mesh floor. Now, I candled the eggs in the bator today; 2 are clear and 1 is questionable, so I only expect 3 chicks from this batch. I haven't bothered my broody to candle those eggs, so I don't know what might be happening there. Best case, I'll have 11 standard chicks to raise. After 2-3 weeks, can I put mama back in the regular coop and leave these chicks in the broody pen? How long will I be able to leave them in there before they outgrow the area? Thanks for your input!!