No, quite sure she was broody at first :( Puffed up at me when i tried to get her out of the box, plucked out chest feathers, never stayed out more than a few minutes. I put food and water near her after a few days.
I have given it much thought, and i'm wondering if she ate some of her nesting material (hay/straw) and it got impacted in there? Though i thought that would affect the crop first.
Poor girl. we just had poor luck, it seems. I figured if you folks hadn't had those problems, it must not have been common. I know that is what it was, because it was hard, but not as hard as an egg. and it got bigger as it progressed. Sigh. Thanks for your kind words and thoughts.
Confirmed chicken hugger :D
"You can't wait for your circumstances to change to find joy; you have to seek joy first, and that gives you the strength to change your circumstances." Quote, Bonnie St. John