My Blue Americauna just spent the night in the nest box, she is acting broody again I wish it would have started a week ago I would feel better about the chances of her adopting the 5 chicks due to arrive in a week, 6 days now... She laid an egg yesterday so I know she is not full on broody yet. This morning I made her a nest in the brooder, put two wood eggs in it filled up the food and water and took her off the nest and popped her in the brooder. When I left for work a half hour later she had not settled on the new nest, she did however poop a huge broody bomb and seems distressed to be out of the nest box. I would really like her to raise the babies, what are the odds of success here? Should I keep her locked in the brooder or let her use the nestbox and slip chicks under next week? I would rather her and the chicks be in the brooder than nest box. Am I wasting my time here? @aart ? Anyone?