I have a little broody bantam that has been sitting tight on her nest in a regular nest box for about a week and a half now. I've built her a little broody coop that will give her and her a separate, enclosed space within her regular coop with the rest of her flock. I plan on moving her and her eggs into it soon. The thing is, I would really like to give the whole coop (that I will put the broody coop into) a really thorough spring cleaning before the chicks are hatched. I have a plan, but I'm not sure if it will work, so I want advice from other people who have had broodies. My plan is to take her and her eggs from the nest box tonight, under the cover of darkness (to keep her calm), and place her in the broody coop, in a dark unheated room in our house. The next day I will clean her regular coop. Then, I will move the hen, eggs and broody coop back into the cleaned coop at night after dark (the broody coop is movable and had handles to help carry it easily). Does that make sense? Do you think she will keep sitting through all of that activity, or will it freak her out? I've had a broody from this flock before and it was almost impossible to break her broodiness, so I'm hoping this hen will stay broody also.