Ideas on how to seperate the coop to accomodate a Broody
What exactly do I need to provide for two broody hens to hatch their eggs successfully? Do I have to separate them both day and night? I have a small coop and large run and the broodies are in two of the six boxes inside. On Saturday one of the broodies eggs was broken (devoured presumably) and the remaining three eggs were stone cold. I am thinking a hen got in an chased her off. She has not taken up in another box.
I am thinking of how I can divide the coop. The broodies only need boxes to nest in - no roosting bars. My coop has the roosting bars on the long side, about 10' and the nesting boxes are perpendicular on the shorter wall about 10'. Any advice would be appreciated.