I'll try to explain my situation as simply as possible. I've got two hens that I think may be going broody. I got the flock after Christmas at pol so they are not "tame" to me. They don't run away unless I try to pick them up. Anyway one of the hens will run away from the nest if I stick my hand in. Doesn't try to peck at me or anything. She runs around then tries to get back to the nest clucking the whole time. She is an EE. The other hen is a bantem chochin mix. When I reach into the nest she doesn't peck at me either. She doesn't run out like the EE does though. She will let me pick her up and remove her from the nest. She clucks like crazy too and immediately try's to go back to the nest. I have a incubator on order and do want to hatch kinda soon. My big question is are these hens really broody or are they just refusing to roost all of a sudden? Should I chance giving them eggs to hatch? Don't know if it matters but the chochin was pretty high in the pecking order but the EE was pretty low.