My sweet silkie hen went broody and has been sitting on 3 of her own eggs for 5 days. I suspected that she might not be getting off the nest but I didn't know for sure. Nothing could have prepared me for what I came home to today. I peaked in her nesting box to see how she was and that's when I noticed an unpleasent smell. She had left a broody turd bigger than her own eggs in the box. Fortunately it wasn't on the eggs so I pulled her out to remove it, that's when I saw the second turd stuck to her fluffy bum. I took her to my shower to clean her up and that's when it happened. she released a stream of black diareaha unlike anything I've ever seen before. And the smell, oh sweet lord, the smell. I can't even begin to describe how awful it was. My nose is still burning from it. My shower may never recover. I cleaned her up and she's back with her eggs now. So here is my question, how might I encourage her to get off the nest on her own and thereby avoid a repeat of this smelly incident? I've tried physically removing her and setting her near food and water but she just melts into a broody heap every time I set her down.