I'm sorry Y'all, but I need to vent a bit. I am on another thread, and someone posted how I need to put my hen's food away from her, so she will get up to eat, and stretch her legs. She don't want to get up. Last year, she set her nest under our deck, way back in the far corner, so I could not get near her. Put her food and water, 5 ft away, cause that was as close as I could get to her. Every afternoon it was empty, and I did not know if it was her eating, or my other hens stealing her food. I used a rake, and pushed the food as close as I could to her. But then the snakes took her eggs, and we were done for the season. So each time I post, I am getting posting from this person like "Well why would she get up, you have the food & water right by her." I am sorry, but this is her 4th set in 4 years, I think I know my hen by now. And my two other hens back in 2012, they were in their broody house the whole time, and I left the door open for them during the day. And I had only been raising chickens for a year, at that point. She has a large enough area, so if she wants to get up, she can. I leave her be, because that is how she wants it. I have always done it this way, but I don't tell other people their way is wrong. Some one was concerned about their hen who was sitting on eggs in the coop with the other flock. And I suggested that she move her hen & the eggs at night, to her hen it's own space away from the others, so her hen does not get stressed by the other hens bothering her all the time. I give advice when asked, but I never tell people what they are doing is wrong. Just needed to get that off my chest, the comment just kind of ruffled my feathers.