This is my fourth hatch with my Slikie Mama. She NEVER gets off the nest. I have to put food and water in front of her face. She is VICIOUS on the nest too, but a great brooder and mama. She also goes broody llike clockwork and is impossible to break. So now I just let her hatch....however, she also NEVER gets off the nest to poop. And cleaning broody poop off the walls of a tupperware and out from under the bottom of a hen that draws blood with precision, I finally decided to pluck her off the nest once a day and.....low and behold! 30 seconds off the nest comes a nasty squirtiing broody poo. She clucks around a bit, poops some more, scratches the dirt, then a herd her back to the corner, grab her, and plunk her back on the nest where she happily tucks her eggs back under and settles in. Then I just take a hose to broody poo and poof! No cleaning nasty poo and gagging anymore! Why did it take me so long to figure this out?