A couple weeks ago I had a hen injured by a rooster. She was in bad shape when I found her, torn open and half froze, going into shock. I put her in a large dog crate with a heat lamp and in an hour she was perking up. In about 3 days she was preening, eating and drinking very well and on the road to recovery. She didn't lay for about the first week but now she has started laying again. Yesterday I took out her egg and noticed that there was a small chunk of 'flock block' next to it. (I gave her the piece of flock block to relieve boredom.) This morning I watched her dig out a nest in the shavings and move the chunk of block under her like it was an egg. She's now sitting on the 'chunk'. I've never had a broody before so is this what she's doing? She will be in the crate at least another 2-3 weeks so should I let her brood a clutch? Her eggs are not fertile so if you all think it's OK then do I put a bunch of eggs in all at once or a couple a day? If you all think it's too stressful for her then I guess I'll just let her brood the 'chunk'?