I am eagerly anticipating my SF hatching her chicks. She still has 13 days to go, but still.... In her crate, she has made her nest (of hay) inside the bottom of a large cat litter box. I know I need to move her and her nest out of the box bottom and remove it before the chicks hatch; otherwise the chicks could fall or get stuck outside the box and not be able to return to mama. I know one of y'all told me when it would be best to do this, but I can't find that thread and I'm too senile to remember when it was. When would be the best time to remove the litter box bottom and just have her in the crate, on the hay? She was very upset when I first moved her into the crate, that's why I let her keep the box bottom. Should I do it now or wait until she is closer to her hatch date? I don't want to cut the side out of the bottom, because I would like to be able to continue to use the litter box as a nestbox. At the rate I'm going with these broodies, I need all the nestboxes I can get.