My neighbors had chickens a few years ago and then just 'set them free' when they didn't have time for them. Only 1 hen and 1 rooster survived, the rest were taken out by wildlife. The hen keeps losing her chicks within a day or two of hatching, so I rescued her last 3 chicks about 10 weeks ago, but wasn't equiped for keeping chickens at the time. Now I've built a large predator proof run and coop for them and was going to move the hen in as soon as the chicks are big enough to defend themselves (I free range them when I'm supervising and she bullies them if they get too close). But now she's sitting on eggs again and her nest is out in a field and only semi sheltered. I want to move her into the run so she'll be safe from predators and the weather (we're also expecting heavy rain over the next two days). I've fenced off and prepared a section of the run for her, but I need advice on the best way to move her. She is not tame at all and I don't want to cause her unnecesary stress. For now I have two ideas: 1. Move her whole nest into the run at night But I'm worried that it will stress her too much and she'll abandon her eggs. 2. Wait for the eggs to hatch and then move her with her chicks I could just hope for the best and move them after they hatch, but as I mentioned there is a big storm coming and lots of predators around. And I also don't know how I would catch her, she's very wary of people. Sorry for the long story, I just thought it might help to understand the circumstances. *UPDATE* I couldn't cover her where she was, the space was too awkward. I would have had to build a full size run around her and it would have gotten in the way of our landlord's farming. We also had heavy rain the whole afternoon with no sign of ending any time soon and when I went to check on her her tail end was soaked. So as soon is it was completely dark I carefully moved her and her 11 eggs into a nest box I made for her and then into the covered run. She stayed reasonably calm, so now I'm waiting for morning and hoping for the best.