We have a broody sumatra hen who has collected a clutch of eggs outside. She is in a pretty safe location. Last night when we were counting the flock she was missing, we knew that she would most likely be broody because she did the same thing last year. My question is would she be safe enough to be broody and hatch some chicks, while we would leave her outside every night to incubate them. As soon as they would hatch we would move them to a safe spot so she could raise them.