Storm is our brabanter without a comb. She is super spastic and one of our least friendly chickens. However, whenever I am cleaning the coop she always seems to be in there or the first to come visit me inside while I am working. Scratching in the newly moved pine shavings or going into the nesting box to lay or sit. At first I just assumed it was her turn to lay her egg on the pile of eggs forming, and when one of the leghorns came in and wandered too close Storm began growling and hissing at the leghorn. No pecking or violence occurred. I am not entirely certain what this behavior is but I have theories. 1. She is broody, thinks she is protecting her eggs, which is why she begins growling at the others when they come close. 2. She actually is trying to lay her egg and is trying to tell everyone else to eff off and give her some privacy. 3. She is the low bird on the totem pole and the leghorn's standing close is a show of intimidation and Storm, trying to lay an egg, is stuck in a precarious position and cannot get away (even though she can) so she feels the need to be testy. Whenever I have seen other girls laying eggs or had to pick up eggs around them, none hiss or growl at me. Most just kind of look like people if you walked in on them pooping when I open the lid. It was not until I heard Storm doing it that I realized that is what it actually sounded like. Thoughts?