Our 4-H team suggest that I keep momma and her babies in the house until the babies feather out, especially seeing that there are only 2 of them. So we are. But one poop from momma, and she can clear a room! I have learned though, that I can take her just outside the door and she will go poop! It's great. She doesn't run away either, she tried desperately to get back in to her babies after she goes... sometimes before she goes. So I take her out in the am and after I see her eat a lot. She is very skinny and had almost starved herself to death. She was broody all summer and this is why we have chicks now. If I had not finally given her eggs to sit on, I truly believe that she would have died. She needs to get fattened back up.. there is almost nothing to her.