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Broody hen question

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I have three hens that went broody hens all around the same time. I was having problems with them getting in the wrong nest boxes so I put this enclosure around them. Do you think this will cause any issues? They have been in there for about three days and I have had no problems so far.
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They have a bout a 2 foot deep by 5 foot long area outside of the nest boxes
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The other girls are not too happy about losing their boxes but they seem to be adjusting OK.
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No. A lot of people do things similar. I moved my hen into a small pen for the same reason. Also because the other chickens were laying eggs under her and she was pushing the eggs I had marked for her to sit on out (she couldn't fit all of them under her). As long as she has room to move a little and food and water, she should be fine. A broody hen doesn't move much anyway.  

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