Do you need to cut off the feet feathers of a broody hen? I have a Millie Fluer that I think is going broody, and was thinking of letting her hatch out some of the standard eggs, but read somewhere that you need to cut the feathers off the feet or they will knock the eggs out of the nest. Has anyone had any experience with this? I figured I would put 5 eggs with her sometime this week if she does stay on the eggs. I took them yesterday. I have a large dog crate that I am not using right now and thought I would just make her a little nest in there and see what happens.