My Buff Orp - Blondie - is broody. She's 2 years old and sat on fertile eggs last spring. She did a great job and was a fantastic mother. Last year we moved her into a chicken tractor by herself when she became broody and she brooded away from the rest of the flock without any problem. She's been broody about 2 weeks and has been staying in the communal nesting box. The other girls are picking on her and she's pushing them out of the nesting box so we needed to move her. Instead of moving her to the tractor she brooded in last spring, we partitioned off a corner of the coop for her. Figured it would be easier to handle food, water, etc. if she was in the coop. Also thought it would be easier to eventually integrate the chicks with the rest of the flock if they're raised nearby where they could be seen. Well, she is NOT HAPPY with the move! As she'd been stealing eggs to sit on, I put a few in the new nest. She booted one out and one broke, don't know if by accident or on purpose. I found the remnants buried deep in the nest box shavings. She's spending most of her time in the "foyer" [LOL] area, scratching and digging and doing that broody cluck-cluck-cluck. She's knocking over her food and water and being a real BRAT!!! And she's avoiding that new nest like the plague. So, as she's OFF the nest, I let her out into the "general population" thinking she wasn't ready to sit. And she went straight back to the communal nesting box and took back her original spot with her pancake-flattened broody body, pushing the rest of the girls out. They've finally made a nest in the corner of the coop to lay their eggs as she won't let anyone else in. What to do now? I put her back in the area we made for her and found her sitting on TOP the nesting box when we went to put up the girls tonight. Should I give her several days in there to adjust or move her to the tractor where she brooded last spring? This gal is driving me NUTS! LOL!