I have an Australorp hen that has been broody for about two weeks. I got some baby chicks from the feed store to give to her, as she has been such a dedicated little momma to her eggs. However, she chose a large flower pot to brood in, and now I'm trying to figure out how to introduce the babies to her. It's too large for the babies to get out of or back into. I gave her the babies this evening by taking one egg out at a time and then giving her the chicks one at a time. She seemed fine at first, but since I understood that the babies needed to have access to food and water 24/7, I moved her and the babies to a brooder. She sat on them at first, then someone came in and turned on a light and opened the garage door, and she freaked out and wanted out. She would not sit back down with the babies. I ended up putting her back in her flower pot with the eggs, with the hopes I could try again tomorrow. She is happily sitting back on her flower pot. Any suggestions? I feel like it needs to happen tomorrow, or I won't happen at all. Thank you in advance for any advice or suggestions!