And I thought it was so cute when she went broody, we stuffed some eggs under her, and and after over 30 days, we got a new years hatch of one. Then after frantic search we got a few eggs due to hatch the next day, and stuffed them under her too, now we have 3 chicks, and we are soo happy, EXCEPT.... I didnt realize what a god awful mess this hen is going to make in this cage here in the house..... I cant live this way!! She scratches up the papers, flings the shavings and hay all over the place, poops these unholy huge poops after each paper change, so I cant seem to get rid of the smell. There is dust on my desk, keyboard, phone, printer, everywhere!! AAAaaacccckkkk! Now I understand, why we raise the chicks, and leave the mommies out of it!! I have determined that after all this, she has got to go. So, My question is this, since I am going to seperate mommie from chicks, and I know everybody is gonna pitch a fit, how and when is best. Do I take her out to the coop at night? If I do it in the morning, she will freak all day. I tossed her outside yesterday for 5 minutes so I could clean, and she was flinging herself at the door. But she has got to go, I wont let this happen again, now I understand the incubators... Sheesh!