So last night I go down to the coop to put the girls to bed, and 1 of them is in the nest box. "Great" I think. 6 months of sleeping perfectly on the roost and now one decides that she's changed her mind... So I reach in to move her and she puffs up, pecks me, and makes a low screechy trill noise. I've never had a broody girl before, but from what I've read, these are all sure signs. This morning my wife lets them out and I ask if she saw the broody in the box.. "No broodies, they all came running out looking for treats." she says. Hrm.. Perhaps just a momentary maternal flood of hormones or something I think. Tonight I go down to put the girls to bed. Same girl. Same box. Sitting on 3 eggs and a golf ball. I watch her for a few minutes and she stands to re-arrange some eggs and settles back down in. I reach in to move kick her out of the box and again she puffs up, trills, and pecks at me (they were warning shots, gentle on the back of the hand.) I put her on the roost and she immedietly hops off and goes back into the box. I wait an hour until pitch dark, put her on the roost and she stays (at least while I was watching.) Not sure how long she was in there this evening, but the box was clear of poop. She also laid an egg today (5 hens, collected 5 eggs). I would say broody, except that so far it's only been in the evenings that she's getting in the box. I asked my wife to check her position before letting them out tomorrow morning to verify if she's gone back in there overnight or in the early morning. Broody? Aggressive box sleeper? Stats of hen: Salmon Faverolles Alpha Hen / Top of pecking order. First girl to lay an egg. 6 Months 1 Week old.