We have a hen that has been sitting on a clutch of 4 eggs, one of those hatched yesterday. The dilemma is that when we built our homemade coop, we did not build it with with raising baby chicks in mind and we were not at all prepared when our hen went broody. So the hen and the chick + unhatched eggs are in a nesting box about 3 ft off the floor, and now that the chick is a day old it wants to go exploring. We are worried that it will fall and get hurt or get into another nest and get hurt by another hen, plus we can only offer food to the chick in the nest, there's no way to put water there. Of the options that we have considered are: One - attempting to move the hen, nest, and all to a more secure location and risking her abandoning the remaining eggs. Or two - taking the chick away from her to raise ourselves and let her stay and see if anymore eggs will hatch. I am kind of at wit's end and I'm afraid I'm not thinking rationally. All I really know is that something needs to be done soon.