I'm hoping someone can shed some light on one of my hen's recent change in behaviour. Winnie will be 8 months old next week. She is a silkie. She started laying a little over a month ago. She had been laying about every 1-2 days. It has now been four days since she last laid an egg. We noticed she had been spending all of her time in the nesting box. She would act defensive when we would approach her- the defensiveness is not a new behaviour with her. Both of our hens do this after they lay their eggs. Normally she would have laid by now. The first day we immediately jumped to the conclusion she was egg bound because she had been in the nesting box, but did not lay. Keep in mind, we are chicken rookies- other than wanting to be in her nesting box, she was normal. She eats, drinks, poops etc. Needless to say she had an unnecessary Epsom salt soak....Based on our many google searches, we're thinking she's just being broody. To try to break this, we lock her out of the nesting box. When we do this, she's happy to free range around the yard, and seems to be acting normal. But, the second we open the hatch, she's back in the nesting box. And just a note, when our other hen lays, we take the egg away immediately. The only other thing to mention that may be relevant, is our other hen has been a bit of a jerk to Winnie. She has in the past pecked her when they're both interested in the same thing, but it seems to be more frequent. Just worried Henny Penny knows something is wrong with Winnie that we aren't aware of. Should we be concerned that she hasn't laid an egg in four days in regards to her health (egg bound etc). We don't need her to lay eggs. We just want her to be healthy. Anything we can do to help her that we haven't been doing already? ◦ Is she just broody?