I have been confused by one of my hens. Sometimes she seems to be sitting - but then she seems to be out of the nest more than I think a broody hen would be. She seems to be in the nest more often than not. She even pecked at me once when I was checking to see if additional eggs were laid by other hens. But other times, she gets off the eggs and leaves the nest when I am checking for fresh eggs. I marked the 8 eggs I left there, and it seems that she must be turning them. I really can't tell if she is sitting or not.