Has anyone had any success moving a broody hen, so not to disturb and irritate her to a point where she doesn't want to brood anymore? I have about 30 Muscovy hens and 10 of them are broody. Because I have so many muscovy ducks, they free range and roam on about 1 acre with the other animals. They sleep on the ground at night. Only a few of them will go into the chicken stalls or fly into the open air coops to roost at night but for the most part, they LOVE sleeping on the ground. We don't have predators, so I really don't have to worry about anything killing them, which is why I don't have a duck house for them. I couldn't imagine how big of a duck house/area that I would have to build for 30 hens and 5 drakes. Anyway, out of my 10 broody hens, 7 of them have decided to make a nest in areas that I am not comfortable with. One of the ducks found an area in the sheep pen on the side of a hay stack that the sheep like to sleep and play on. She is so hidden away that I didn't even notice the nest until I accidentally walked upon it. I am afraid that the sheep will accidentally step on her. I know that they won't bother her intentionally because the sheep are VERY tame but the sheep do play a lot and the new born lambs like to cut flips and jump up and down and off of the hay stack. Another hen has made a nest in the sheep shed. This nest was covered and hidden. I just so happen to notice a pile of hay that was not smoothed out. I uncovered it and there was a nest of eggs. These are some examples of how sneaky these girls are and where they have layed eggs and made a nest. So getting back to my question. Has anyone successfully moved a broody hen from an unsafe location to a safe location? If so, can you tell me how you moved her. I want to move these girls and their eggs to my individual breeding pens where they would have their own closed in area to set until the babies hatch. Since I don't have predators and nothing will really bother them, do you think that I should leave them alone and let them set on their eggs where they are. What do you all suggest that I do? Thanks for any input.