My lavender Arauncana (spelling?) has been sitting on the nest for the last 3 days, I did some reading and figured she must be broody? Anyway I took her off the nest today and locked her out of the nesting box (she is now free ranging), she was not happy, she clucked and paced around the cage for about 10mins and then quietened down, she's ok now, wandering around with the other chickens. But what I am wondering about is that she has not laid any of her beautiful blue/green eggs for the last 3 days, she usually lays daily. AND, there have been these lovely cream coloured eggs under her (3 in total), she is only about 7 months old. We do also have a Blue Orpington hen, she has not laid any eggs since we got her (not sure how old she is), we got her with her 3 chicks which she is very good at looking after. I figured she wasn't laying because of the chicks. So, is my Arauncana sitting on the Orpington eggs? And if so how come Orpington has just started laying at the same time that Arauncana got broody? And where are Arauncana's eggs gone??