My BO had gone MIA Tues. of last week. Well, today I found her in the barn, sitting on a nest. Unfortunately, there is really no way to secure where she is in the barn. She's in what used to be my old chicken coop, but the barn is old and the walls are rotting - lots of holes in the walls where she's setting. So, I'm debating on whether I should just take a chance and leave her as DH is suggesting, ("She's been there for a week and nothing's gotten her yet. She'll be fine!") or follow my instincts and put her in a more secure building. Leaning toward moving her tonight. She's been setting for a week, so she should be pretty well settled now. I don't even know how many eggs she's on because I didn't want to bother her. I'll go down tonight and scope it out. If I do move her, it will require taking her outside, so I'm thinking put her and the eggs in a dishpan, cover with another and carry them over. Then just leaving the eggs in the dishpan for a nest (with straw or woodchips, of course). I feel that if I have them in the other building at least I can catch them after they've hatched and integrate them with the rest of the flock after they're bigger. I know some of you let them brood, hatch, and integrate right away, but I'm not sure about doing that yet. DH thinks I can catch them after they hatch (yeah, I'd like to see HIM do that!) Maybe I should ask for a vote - all those in favor of moving the hen, say "Aye!"