We've only ever had White Rocks, which in the past have never went broody, though we've got one now that IS broody so we don't have a lot of experience with broody hens. While the White Rock hen started her nest in the barn in one of the nest boxes, and she's fine, we've got an Auracana that went broody and started a nest out over the hill in the woods. We actually thought a predator had got her as she just up and disappeared last week. But today, she showed up in the yard with the other hens (ours are free ranging as a insect deterrent around our horses and barn) so we followed her and found where she is nesting. It's not a particularly safe place, being down over the hill from the barn and in the woods (the rest of the hens go into a coop at night, with the one White Rock in the upper nest box in the barn) and we want to move her and her eggs into the hay loft. We made a closed in space in a corner and put her eggs in there, but she wouldn't stay there and left. We are hoping that when she sees her old nest is empty, she'll be more willing to set on the new nest. We are also hoping that if we put her in there after dark on the nest in the hay loft, she'll stay and then just stay in the morning.......but we really have no idea if any of this will work. Any ideas or suggestions for getting her to accept a new nesting place? If she doesn't continue to sit, that's fine. I'd rather have her here and safe than have her get eaten sitting out in the woods on a nest. But, if we can, we'd like to hatch out a few more chicks, since I'm not sure (from what I've read) that the White Rock will stay the course.....though some of you have said in my other thread about the White Rock that they've had success with them as mothers, so we're hopeful. Thanks for any help or suggestions!