For the last 2 days I have suspected that one of my Black Sumatra hens was going broody. She would nest for hours, then finally leave the nest. I would take her egg. She is one of my 4 eggs per week Sumatra's. I have several of those. Anyway.... today I set up a dog crate, made a nest and attempted to get her in the dog crate. Keep in mind, these Sumatra's are truly ferrel. 5 of the 10 hens won't use a man made nest, and they refuse to be cooped. They nest in a spruce tree. Well, she is broody. I walked right up to her, and picked her up. She was nesting on 2 golf balls. I put her in the crate on 5 eggs. 30 minutes later, I checked on her and went to bring her food and water, and she went NUTS! Puffed up, wings down, flew right into my face. She went out with the others for 10 minutes and ate. I moved the eggs to her nest. She ate, and strutted back to the nest and is on the eggs. So FINALLY to my question. Should I leave her where she is. It is a tin shed, wood floor, and she is happy in her nest. Or should I risk freaking her out, and possibly destroying her broodiness and move her to the crate once she is re tranced? I'm 98% sure with the doors closed on the shed it is predetor proof. But I'm 100% sure the back room in my workshop in a dog crate is. THANKS!