One of our buff orphintons went broody 5 days ago. First time 28 week old hen. I have 3 concerns. 1) She seems to have moved the straw that was in the nest out too far in radius. Most of the eggs (12) are on the wood floor of the box. 2) one of the eggs was slightly broken. It contained a developing chick. 3) she has worn most of the feathers off the center of her breast bone. What should I do? Should I put more straw in and rebuild the nest (she has access to all the clean,loose straw she wants? Should I leave her alone? Should I break her broodness and discard the eggs to save her belly feathers? Should I move her to a separate coop (I have one available but thought she might not like the relocation.) Thanks for the help.Details below. Day 1-2 We see she is setting hard on the nest. I gently moved her and took the eggs. She pecked and stayed broody. I checked her crop, vent and abdomen to see if she was sick/impacted. Nothing wrong at all. Then she runs right back "her" box. it is a 4x4=16 regular laying box. Plenty of fresh straw available and in the other nests. 3. Gave in. moved her off the box removed the eggs. My dad put more straw in. took a total of 10 eggs from that day, numbered them gently with a pencil. set up a fortress such that nothing can get in or out of her "row" but her or another hen. She has a small food/water dish close to "her" box. Day 4. We leave her alone. Healthy and happy as I guess a broody hen can be. She leaves the nest just a couple times per day then goes right back on it. Day 5. We pick her up. 3 more eggs under her, including an EE. one egg is broke. the straw seems to have been moved out such that the eggs are on the bottom of the box. Flock Details below. Free range. Only locked up at night. They get layer crumbles. treats from the garden/table (tomatoes, cabbage,squash and old bread) They have acres to play in, including a rock driveway, sand pile, small duck pond, waterers everywhere and more dust baths than I could make in a day. 29 hens (7 barred rock, 9 buff oprhinton, 10 RIRs 3 EE hens) 3 roosters. A white leghorn #1, A barred rock #2, and something I think is leghorn. (beautiful bird #2.5) 4 ducks. 2 Bronze turkey hens. 1 Bronze tom. 2 BB toms. All the birds are approximately 28 weeks old. No other chicken hens are broody.