Yesterday my girl laid on her eggs a good 4-5hrs straight then came out for about 15min, then went back for a couple more, but then came out again and stayed out. However, today she has laid on her eggs for another good 4-5hrs, came out for about 1/2hr -1hr to eat, drink, hang out with her love, and she went back in again and is laying, so she has for more part stayed on her eggs for most of the day. I'm telling my kids they and their friends can not go back there just in case this is the real deal so that i know she means business or it's more mind games. When can I safely assume she's gone broody? Is she showing signs that she is getting closer to broody status?