We have a 9 month old hen that appears to have gone broody. She has been sitting on the "nest" (under some bushes) where she always lays her eggs. However we collect our eggs so she has been sitting on no eggs at all for 3 days but refusing to move. She is eating and popping out for a drink and looks in good condition. She has stopped laying eggs though. Also up until recently we had a drake running around with the girls that would often bully and chase her. We now have him housed separately. We do not have a rooster so if she is broody, it would be a waste of time even if she did have eggs under her. So I guess the question I am asking is can a hen go broody and sit without having any eggs under her? And if so, what can be done?