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Why did broody hn move herself and her eggs

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Hey guys
So I come home today and go out to check on my ladies and find my broody hen out of the nest of the coop floor with all her eggs under her. She has been sitting on 14 eggs for a week and all has been fine I set up a special nest box for her at ground level and she hasn't tried to move npbefore now. She crushed two eggs in the process and now I'm not sure what to do should I move her and the eggs back into the nest tonight or does anyone have any idea why she would move
Thanks for the help
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Check the nest box for a mite infestation - she may have moved the eggs to get away from mites.  Could the other hens be bothering her?  If she is happy in her new spot, I would just leave her there.  "Good luck.

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Ye I have a suspicion one of her sisters might be annoying her so I might try separating her from the others
Thanks for the help
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