Do hens act broody before they actually go broody? I have Speckled Sussex who acts like she wants too. last week she sat on a nest for 1 day and half then got off. She had three eggs under her. When she gets off the nest she puffs up like she's protecting chicks she doesn t even have and clucks around. I took the eggs because she stayed off the nest. Yesterday she sat on a nest of 4 eggs then got off the nest when I went in to clean off the roost. I kept them in nest in case she did come back, but she's not. I'll take them today. I don't care if she does go broody. I just would like to know so I can find a separate coop for her if she does in fact decide to sit.