Ok So I posted yesterday that I have a first time Silkie that is what I would say broody, but not sure,. She has not left her box sine Sat night. When we go in there she growls at us and puffs up. My problem is that excatly 21 days from now is Easter and I will be on vacation with my family. I have someone who can come by twice that week to fill water and feed station in the coop. We have two hens and one rooster all together and I know the babies would not be safe out there. sooo... If she is still sitting on the nest on Good Friday, can I move her to a large pet carrier inside the house with water, layer feed and medicated chick feed if I have someone check on her Sunday, Monday, Tuesday? Will the new mom teach the babies to eat and drink? Will she keep them warm or do I need to set up a warming light? I have another friend who could stop by who has hatched many chicks with me in school in incubators and she has 20 birds of her own. The problem is she is going away the following Friday for the weekend, and I do not get back until Sunday night. If this plan stinks I would love to hear some advice. Pluuuuease!