Gracie is a Buff Orp. When she was sitting on eggs I picked her up off the nest twice a day and shooed her outside to eat and drink. If I didn't do that she never left the nest. The day before the chicks hatched, I moved her eggs to an extra large dog crate in the coop. When she came in from outside I showed her where her eggs were and she settled right down. The eggs hatched - this is day #3. I have chick feed and water in there. The chicks have found their way to the food and water. Gracie never stands up. She stays laying down and shows the chicks how to eat. But I have never seen her get up or go to the water which is on the end of the crate. She seems to be shaking her head alot. When I open the crate door she lets me touch the chicks. Should I pick her up and send her outside at least once a day keeping the chicks in the crate? I live in Wisconsin - it's warm and humid - in the 80's - but too early to let the chicks out yet. HELP! She is such a good Mom I don't want to lose her.