I just had my first hen try to hatch chicks. The eggs ended up not being fertilized but I slipped some chicks under and she took them without missing a beat. Anyway, she was broody in the laying box so I didn't want the chicks jumping out from way up there. So I put them all into a giant horse trough with mamahen. The trouble I have is when the chicks are big enough to hop up onto the water then out, they can't get back in. Plus the make a big mess out of the food and water. So my questions are- Do I move the broody mamahen somewhere while she sits her eggs? What are your favorite ways to transition a broody mama with chicks? And how/where do you set her up with the chicks?