Does this describe a broody hen? She is BR, about 10 months old, she sits in the nest box most of the day and night. She will get up and eat once in awhile and she does not always go back to the same nest box. I collect eggs (no rooster) so sometimes she is sitting on nothing but a golf ball. She does not lay an egg after sitting in that box for hours. She does not try to bite me or anything and will let me feel underneath her for eggs but she does not get up or shoo off easily. The other night I had to pick her up and push her out of the nest to get her to go eat. I am considering getting a couple random fertile eggs from a friend just for the adventure of a hen with chicks. I read that the hen helps chicks assimilate into the flock easier. That would be cute. I am going to incubate some eggs that will be arriving in two weeks that are important to me so would not have an incubator available if she decided she was done being broody before chicks hatched. Sigh...decisions... all part of the chicken adventure I guess.