Long story short. I got 6 hens about 4 months ago; determined never to own a rooster. They are in a 12X8 coop/tractor (it was a coop till I started moving it around, which is tough but I still do it every 1 to 2 weeks) The also free range when I get home from work till evening. One hen went broody, once I did research to figure out what it was; I ended up getting some fertilized eggs and poking them under her. Now I have a young rooster (all good, still afraid of the hens). I left her in the next box and occasionally have to get the other chickens eggs out. I candled the eggs the other day and two are good for sure and the other 4 were too dark to tell. I will be checking them again tonight and tossing any that don’t look right (hope I do it right..) Okay, so I was thinking of moving her to a large dog crate in the garage with a next box and her own food and water. I could possibly put her nest in a cardboard box in the dog crate for more privacy…? Another option I was thinking of was using the cardboard nest box and putting the dog crate out in the grass, so she could come out and eat and peck the grass etc. Would it be ok to move her and keep her cooped up in there till after they hatch? I could move her no problem, she does do a light peck when I mess around with her; more like a “what are you doing peck”.