I have fertile eggs. I have a broody hen. Yay! So excited! How do I make this successful. The broody hen is in a community nest box, sitting on 8 eggs. I have a "maternity ward" that I want to move her in to. It's a dog kennel with lots of comfy straw in a corner of the run. The last time I had a broody hen, is worked well. i moved her to the kennel, and she went off her eggs a few times: "Oh dear, I can't remember where I parked!". Then she stayed there after that. Only I didn't have fertile eggs then. She was sitting on duds, and I gave her store chicks after 3 weeks, so it didn't matter if she got confused and left the nest in the start. I now have fertile, nicely developing eggs, so I want to make sure they don't get left exposed too long. I have to move Momma. She's getting harassed in the nest box. Today there was a scuffle, and she's now down to 5 eggs. One got rolled out and froze, and 2 were broken. If I move her, I may lose all the eggs, but if I don't, I know I'll lose them all. 2 questions. -1- the remaining 5 eggs has some broken egg-goo on them. Will Momma get this cleaned up as she turns them, or are they now contaminated? -2- how do I move her to her own little cabin and get her to stay there? I was going to do it during the night, and fence it in so she can't get back to the nest box. I really want these chicks. i have awesome roosters and some very special hens. Thanks!