or relocate her broodiness?? i have NH Reds (and BR) and one of my NH Reds has decided to go broody. she is the one i have with white legs, so i don't know if there is some other breed in her background or what. at any rate, every night for the last 5, she has been in this one spot in our hay, trying to brood the egg or eggs that are therem (which i reach under her and collect). while i am not opposed to her doing this, i don't think she would last. we have raccoons and other varmits really badly down near our barn and its one of those feed lot barns, so its all open down one end, no way to close her in. if she were 'broody' in her hen house, i'd leave her alone, but in the hay, i feel she would not survive to hatch the eggs. so every night i climb the ladder and pull one very ticked off chicken down and put her up with the others. ideas? suggestions? thoughts? how long is it to hatch out anyway, i had heard 20 days, is that about right? if it were like a week, i'd consider risking it, but 20 days, i think she'd get eaten. help.