Hi - my light sussex hen has been hanging around the nest box for a couple of days. Tonight when I went to put the chooks to bed she was in the nest box. When I took her out she was on 3 eggs and has plucked the feathers from her chest. I am happy to let her sit on 3 eggs but I am a total newbie to the idea of chicks so I have a couple of questions. The coop she is in has 7 hens and a rooster. There are two nest boxes. I have an ark that is not in use but could be brought to the same area. So - do I leave her where she is? Do I put her in the ark? If so what will I provide for her nest - she is on shavings just now. Do I remove her forcibly to make her eat and drink or leave it near her. I'm trying so hard not to get too excited - I've hoped for almost a year that one of them would go broody (hurrah) ANy help would be much appreciated.