Hello all. I have a bantam silkie that just went broody 4 days ago. Because of the very cold nighttime lows, I bring her, and the roo in at night, then let them both out during the day. Since she's gone broody, she doesn't want to leave her nest. At all. I take her outside to eat and do her business, and mostly so the other chickens won't forget her. The problem is that she doesn't want to stay out there long enough and goes to the coop when she's done eating. The head chicken is making sure her rank isn't threatened, and the new roo is trying to take her place in rank. One other chicken doesn't bother her. I stand out there with a rake to shoo them away when they attack her. They stay away if I stand there, but the second they think I'm gone, they start attacking. What can I do to ease things? Fence them off while she eats? Or fence her to keep her outside a little longer? Or maybe take her ouside several times a day? I probably answered my question, but any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!