Please tell me what is the earliest you've had a hen go broody???? I have one that has been laying for, at the most, 2 weeks. I think she's trying to go broody!! There are three of them and yesterday there were no eggs. I have three nest boxes, and of course this morning, it looked like rush hour in L.A.......... One of them was having a fit to get in a box but one of the others was in the one she wanted...... Long story short, she finally got in "her" box and just now after three hours, I made her get up. There was an egg under her and I made her go outside. I haven't been back out to see if she's back in the nest, but is it possible that she's wanting to go broody at this early stage? She's a cuckoo marans that is about 23 weeks old.