I am fairly new to the world of chickens, though I've had 4 hens for almost 2 years, I'm just now starting to get the hang of stuff. Knowing my breeds, I just added a beautiful araucana rooster to the flock, got 3 ducklings and incubated and hatched 4 of my own chicks. However, I have never dealt with a broody hen before. One of my hens who I believe is a Rhode island red, just went broody about 8 days ago, sitting on a clutch of about 15 eggs. She constantly sits on them and of course yells at me when I come near. I've left her in the nesting box she chose and the other hens just lay in different boxes now. My nesting boxes however, are about 3-4 feet from the ground... when she chicks hatch, I don't want them falling and getting hurt or something but I don't want the broody (Named Crumbs) to abandon her babies if I move her, either. Also, I've noticed whenever she comes down for food or water, the other hens pick on her a lot. Mostly my bossy hen Roxy but the other 2 girls do it as well. Should I try and provide her with somewhere else to raise her young ?