I have a broody EE pullet sitting on one egg. She's been setting about a week, and her egg is developing nicely. She's been taking care of herself, too, drinking water and eating. The only problem is that she is nesting about four feet from the floor (in that top box). I'm all in favor of trusting her instincts and letting her do her thing, but I've never been through this before. None of the other girls are messing with her because only a few are even laying and that has slowed down. But I am concerned about the chick falling down, and I am concerned that the flock might peck the chick if she isn't a tough mama. So, I've been considering putting her into a wire cage with a little nest (ETA: inside the coop) and leaving the door open for her to come and go until her hatch. I am concerned, however, that she might be upset by the change and abandon the little egg, which would leave me with a single developing egg that I'd have to stick in the incubator. What do I do? Trust in her ability to deal and the chick's resilience and leave her where she is or move her and risk the little embryo's well-being?