So, this is fun. One of my Silkie girls is broody. After losing a hen to broody stress, we decided it would be best to handle Banjo's broodiness differently. We've been locking the girls out of the coop during the daylight (they have food and water in their predator-proof run), and Banjo has been doing her chicken thing. She gets mad every once in a while that she can't get to her nest, but for the most part, she runs around and eats and poops everywhere, which is great. However, we got blasted by the blizzard this week, and the girls stayed in the coop yesterday - by my choice. We just opened up the coop door, but today they seem to be perfectly content staying inside too. Is this a big deal for broody Banjo? I hate to force them outside since it is colder than usual. I figured I'd leave them the option today and hopefully the weather will rise back up to the 30s and we can start kicking them out again. I know it's not great for her to sit inside all day, but she does have food and water within a couple of steps, and she is still dropping those big, nasty broody poops. Is it really so bad to give her the option to go outside for one more day? It looks like tomorrow should be back in the 30s, but we do have some cold temperatures coming up, so I hate to lock them out into the cold, but I also don't want Banjo to stop eating and drinking because she's too busy sitting on invisible eggs. Our run IS covered with a clear tarp, so the wind is mostly blocked, except for one back side under the coop, which we forgot about (so there is SOME snow back behind the coop base legs), but it's pretty darn calm in there. Thoughts?