Our Australorp broody just hatched her clutch night before last. We didn't separate her from the others (I know, not what others recommend) so she brooded in a nest box. Things went just fine, she even tolerated the other Australorp laying an egg on her head for three weeks (silly bird!). She's been completely sweet and not responded violently to any intrusion, just growls and fluffs up. I moved her and the babies to the coop floor yesterday morning and they seem to be doing just fine. All 5 babies are occasionally out and exploring, and there's chick food and water nearby, as well as hen food in a bowl only Mom can get to. There is a 1.5 food board separating them from the rest of the coop, though obviously not impenetrable since I just caught another hen in the chick food. Babies can't get out, though. It's about a 4x1.5 ft. enclosure. Should I leave the enclosure up and maybe make it more impenetrable or remove the boards and let mom care for the babies? She's been just great with the babies so far, but I'm wondering if she needs to stretch her legs a bit. I know it's not an ideal situation, I never really meant this to be a project. We just gave her some eggs to see if she could hatch them, being only 9-months-old herself. I'll do what i can for some safety, but I always meant for mom to do the job raising them. Ideas?