I would like to know whether or not she is broody or not. She doesn't seem as defensive as I would expect her to be. She does sit on the eggs and keep them warm but there are times where I see that she isn't sitting on them and the're a little cool to the touch. I've seen posts where a chicken was off the eggs for four hours and they still hatched i'm just still worried. I have her in a box to keep mice out that I have noticed recently but I want to make sure that if one of them goes into the nest will she eat it or will I need to let my cat or my rooster in the room where I have the box to let one of them try to get the mouse? Oh I almost forgot to mention, she does poop on the other side of the box and they do seem larger than most chicken poops. I'll get some pictures and a video when she's not on the eggs so I don't disturb what she's doing right now. The hatch date is around April the 13th.