I posted a few days back about a stubborn broody hen that refused to be moved to the maternity coop. I finally left her in the main coop but a lot of her eggs got broken so I went and got her some baby chicks and stuck them under her at night. She has accepted the chicks as her own but now she won't let them out from under her to eat and drink. I have to move her off the nest and the chicks all make a bee line for the feeder so I know they are hungry. I also saw some pasty butts from having to poop and lay in it. Once the chicks were eating I moved Momma to the maternity coop and then cleaned the chicks and put them in with her. I'm hoping she will calm down soon. I want to leave them alone and let them settle in but if I don't move her they don't get to eat. This has been going on for 2 days now. The chicks are 5 days old. I have had broodies set and hatch before. I have put chicks under broodies before but I have never dealt with such an overprotective, aggressive one before. Any advice? I have to go back to work tomorrow and I don't want the chicks to go hungry.