I have a broody that has 2 chicks that she hatched,both about 10 days old. I put her in an X-large dog crate.She is very protective of the chicks which means I can hardly clean the crate. I hate to say this but I have only cleaned it out one time. Here's why. I have the crate on something that makes me need a step ladder (use first step) to reach in there to get her and the chicks out. The one time I cleaned it she charged after me and I almost fell off the ladder. That was not the main problem.After she did that she went nuts in the crate doing like a hillbilly flat foot dance and half tromped and slung those chicks. I did get her out next try. Last night I shined a flashlight in there just to have a look at the chicks. Instantly she went nuts again and half stomped those chicks again.I very quickly got the light off.What in the h **l is wrong with that crazy thing? What do I do? I have to clean their place. I might ad that they are in my basement where I have a couple of fluorescent lights that are on all the time because lights are an enemy of mold. Anybody have any suggestions? I don't have a tranquilizer gun. ETA: I am going to work in about an hour so can't respond at this time.