Hen decided to go brood in the wrong place

BantamUsername

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So today I found out that my hen had actually made some form of nest from a pile of tree branches below a tree, she has a total of 12 eggs there and the hen has decided to become broody, We have a rooster so I think the eggs are fertile, I do not want to deter her from being broody, since the hen has decided to go broody outside of the coop I fear that predators will begin to attack her throughout the night, is it possible to move her with her nest in a new place? Or will it stop her from doing the brood process (her nest is purely just a stack of branches) currently I just surrounded her entire tree with a mesh fence with a 10x10ft space inside(although I’ve observed other hens sliding under the mesh fence and going in and out so a predator can actually get inside ) Should I be worried and try to move her nest?
 

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Some will move others won't. I've had some luck putting the eggs in a crate or pen and adding the hen. Most eventually go sit on the eggs. Some refuse.
 

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Just wondering, where did u get her from? And, what breed, I am just wondering.
 

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I'd move her somewhere safe.
She may not won't like it and and may not stay on the new nest.
But better than leaving her 'out in the wild'.
Prepare a good spot, maybe about 3x4', with a nest, feed, water, and a little walking around room.
Move her at night, well after dark with a dim headlight, grab her first so she doesn't bolt, then the eggs.
 

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