I have a silkie that started laying back in January. She is my smallest bird and lays itty bitty eggs. She is usually good for an egg every other day. So if in fact she is broody this is not a big deal egg wise. But since Saturday she has been sitting on a nest. She has moved around to different nests some with no eggs to sit on (one reason I worry about her being egg bound) and I know she did lay an egg yesterday because my son found it under her, so I am leaning to broody but how do you know??
Last night after it got dark I went out and she was still sitting on a nest so I moved her up to the roost. She is also my friendliest bird and she did not put up a fight with me except the I can't see it's dark squawk when her feet touched the roost.
I am concerned about her not eating and drinking enough. Do I need to be concerned with that if it's broodiness? I won't put her in a cage and hang it as I have read.
So after all of that, I guess I am curious how to tell the difference between broodiness and egg bound so I know how to treat it.?.?