How long is it OK for her to stroll around the yard? I caught her off her nest and I don't know how long she was off of it. It wasn't like she just went to eat and poo. She was cruising around the yard. However when she saw me she did her broody fluff, tail fan and growled. So I picked her up and put her back on her nest. She's there right now. She's been going broody all summer (australorp). She was really into it too. The eggs have been under her since Labor Day, the 6th. That means there's about 9 or 10 days left. I haven't caught her off her nest before; I know she must, but being so far from the eggs surprised me. If any of these eggs hatch it'll be a miracle.