Would love some advice on this... we have a OEGB hen that is brooding a clutch of her own eggs (yippee!) but has created her nest in the hay loft of our barn. I am concerned about her safety and the safety of the chicks should they hatch, but I am most concerned about her health since getting food and water to her is really difficult. She just starting sticking to the nest overnight two nights ago. He tried this early in the winter as well and we didn't see her for two weeks (she nests deep among the straw bales) until the weather became intolerabley cold and she reappeared looking skinny and exhausted. My husband found seventeen eggs that time, frozen by then. Would you attempt to move her? If we move her we would need to keep her in a cage, I believe. She is the only bantam hen in the flock and is a great flyer, so she flys over the electric fence each day so that she can get to the hay loft to lay her eggs. At the same time, we have a young (just began laying) wellsummer pullet that seems to be going broody but is not sitting on eggs. This is all new to me, but I am inclined to let the girls do their thing! Any thoughts?