Hello all. Finally joined after years of visiting this site.
I live just outside of Asheville, NC and have a broody hen that has set up her nest outside of my coop. She has 16 eggs she has been sitting on for at least 2 weeks. Her nest is in a sheltered space between the fencing and several pieces of plywood leaning against the fence. She came out for a few minutes this morning after a night with single digit lows.
We are expecting possible heavy winter weather this weekend. Should I try to move her and her eggs? I have a smaller brooding coop in a separate fenced off area that I was going to move her and any chicks to when they hatch. I have been thinking that with the possible forecast of heavy snow it might be a good idea to move her into her own coop and see what happens.
Should I just let her stay on her nest and let nature take it's course?