I've used the search tool on finding info on broody hens but I am unable to find an answer to this question. My hen is presently sitting in a nest box which is 4 to 5 feet away from the food and water. She is still in the coop with all the other chickens but will be moved this weekend. We are in the process of turning part of my DH's work shed into a new larger coop, but it will not be finished until this weekend. None of the other chickens are bothering her and I'm not really worried about her taking in other eggs because shes a bantam cochin (all my other chickens are bantams also) and I slid 5 of Miss_Prissy's bbs orpington eggs under her. So its obvious which ones should not be under her I understand she will not leave the nest but a couple of times a week but I did want to make sure that food and water were accessible to her. There is no room to put a feeder and waterer any closer at the present moment will she be okay or should I move her now into a dog crate and place it where the new coop will be finished? I'v never dealt with a broody hen before so this is new to me, any advice is appreciated.