My seven month old Sophia has gone broody. I’m excited and nervous because this is my first experience with a broody hen. I don’t have fertile eggs right now (Rocky the rooster isn’t old enough yet) however my neighbor did give me 5 fertile eggs. I had read an article about setting up a “maternity ward” for her so that’s what I did. I am having to do all this within the coop/chicken yard. I put the eggs and Sophia in the “ward” and she was NOT happy and refused to sit on the eggs. While opening the lid to adjust her water, she jumped right out. I decided to do it her way....I marked the eggs, put them in one of the regular nesting boxes and that made her happy. This morning she did go outside to eat but when she went back into the coop she got into a different nesting box....leaving the eggs unattended. Is that normal?? We’re only on day 3 of this. I ended up putting the eggs under her and she didn’t refuse them. I’m just not sure what is normal behavior and how much I should interfere. Advice is greatly appreciated!