I have a one year old Martha the Maran. Over the past couple months I have had so many bizarre issues with several of my hens, which have included death from coccidiosis (we think), paralyzed wings (don't know why), and sore foot (which got better yesterday), and now Martha will not get out of one of the nesting pots. I pulled her out yesterday at bedtime since she was not getting out herself, and she was unhappy. There was a pile of her feathers there, which was weird, and she had already laid. I checked her for mites, and sure enough, she was loaded near her vent. So I powdered her really well. I remove all eggs from boxes each night, and we have no rooster. Would she be broody in an empty nest? I didn't think if she was getting sick, she would choose the nesting pot? She went back there as soon as she got up this morning, and she sat there for at least 4 hours yesterday. She looks a little shell shocked, but because she is in there so much, she really hasn't eaten much. So, again, my question is, is this normal behavior of a broody hen or do I have other issues going on? Thanks a ton!!!