Despite my attempts at denial it seems my 7 month old BO has gone broody. It started with 3-5 hour long sessions sitting on the nest and has now progressed to sitting in there all afternoon and through the night. Although this morning she did come out for morning scratch and a dust bath, but then back to the nest. Attempts at egg removal are met with shrieking and biting. I don't want more chicks so I don't want to do the fertile egg trick. I have read all about the broody-buster-boxes (BBBs) and am well along to completing the construction of one. I'm using 1x1" welded wire which is bur and snag free and should give her feet ample support. My questions: 1) My coop is plenty spacious to accommodate the BBB. I would like to put it there as my hen will have occasional company of the other 4 birds and it is a familiar location. Less stress I'm thinking. It also is well lit with natural light. However she will be able to see the nest boxes and may fall under their spell. Although I could situate the BBB so that the nesting boxes are out of sight. Or I could just move the whole operation to my garage's wood shop where she will be isolated in an unfamiliar area. So what's best, the coop or the wood shop? 2) I would also like to place a piece of 2x4 lumber across the floor of the BBB which I think would make extended time in there more comfortable. Standing on wire all day and night could be painful. But I wonder if this would defeat the purpose of the air flow under the cage wire. Is the 2x4 OK?