I just set 12 EE eggs under my broody RIR - Dorothy today. She has been solid as a rock on unfertile eggs or just the nest box for a couple weeks now. I put the fertile eggs in a cardboard box where she has been sitting and she immediately went and fussed over the eggs then sat solid on them just as expected. The only problem is I can't get her to sit on anything if I move it to ground level. I've even tried moving the nest box eggs and all just below where she is sitting and she just returns to the nest boxes above. Should I wait until closer to hatch time to try to move her or what? She is in the chicken house with 5 other hens but they could care less about her and her eggs and just go on about their business as if she's not there. So ... 1. How do I get her to sit at ground level so the chicks don't fall out when they hatch? 2. Can I let her sit, hatch, and care for the chicks in the house with the other?