My little Oprah (silkie) has been in the nest box for the last 3 days, she comes out once a day. She is acting broody, but she has no eggs. There are 3 golf balls in the box, but she is avoiding those. She'll sit next to them. If I shove them under her she'll sit on them. I took her inside today and gave her a nice warm bath and a blow dry and then brought her into the room where the incubator was. I had an egg hatch in the incubator and the baby was trying to get out. Oprah made a sound and the baby started crying for her. But she just stared at him. She seemed interested in it. But I tried putting the egg near her and she backed off. She only started laying eggs a month ago. Could she be broody but have no real momma insticts? Or maybe she doesn't like the look of the golf balls? LOL. We don't have a rooster, so we don't have any fertile eggs at the moment. Should I try to give her the new hatchling?