Hi y'all. Well, I'm home from trip to NYC with my son's high school marching band (did y'all see them in the Macy's parade -- West Johnston H.S., in teal & white, the last high school band? Weren't they great! And yes, I was one of the multiple millions of people on the lined up on the street to see the parade. ) Anyway, while I was gone I talked to my husband several times and he was telling me that one of my bantam girls kept disappearing and he couldn't find her or figure out where she was going. She wasn't around in the evenings to be cooped either but would appear the next day to eat and drink. I told him not to worry about it that I would find her when I got back. Sure enough, took me about 5 minutes to figure out where she is nesting. She is UNDER their coop, which is up on a couple of bricks. So, she's been sitting on her nest for at least 5 days now. My questions... since I've never had a broody before... since she is under the coop and is protected from wind and rain, is it safe to leave her there? She is inside of her run and we don't seem to have a predator problems other than the occasional hawk. We can't get her out anyway, so I guess it's a moot point to ask that. Will her chicks be okay after hatching in the cold weather or should I move them once they're here? I'm extremely sleep deprived right now after having to attempt to sleep on the bus ride home, so I hope my questions make sense.