I've got a year old BLRW hen brooding 8 eggs (potentially laid up to 3 days apart -- oops). She's in everyone's favorite nest box, so I've blocked it off with a piece of wood and a bungie cord, and she came out today to get a drink of water, so I know she can get out. I'm worried about leaving her and more than 3 babies to defend in the regular coop and run. I'd also like to get her into a nest where I can offer her food and water, which is not as easy to do in the coop. And yes, with kids age 4 and 8, I'd like to be able to peek in on the process of hatching and raising very young chicks. ;-) Will the mom let us have more of a relationship with the chicks if they're in the house? How should I relocate her? At night? Ok, to put her in a nest box in a brooder area in my laundry room? on a bed of pine shavings, with hay in the nest box? Anything I should NOT do if I try this? Will I cause her to stop being broody?