Hi. I'm new to the forum and relatively new to the chicken world. I've looked through the forum, but can't quite find the answer to my question. Could someone explain generally about broodiness? Will a hen go in and out of broodiness? I have a female silkie i've raised from a chick. She just started laying eggs. She lays one every other day in the coop, but then goes back out to the pen and acts like she always has and ignores the egg. Will she eventually go broody and begin to sit on the eggs? If so, when that batch hatches, will she continue to lay eggs while she raises those little chicks? If so, will she ignore these new eggs while she's raising the hatched ones? This is probably old hat to all of you experts, but i'm just eager to know what to expect. Thank you for your time.