How do I tell if my Black Astralorp is broody or sick? Perhaps an impacted egg? She's been on the nest 3-4 days now, only off when I tried to examine her through the nest box and spooked her. She bolted off the nest to the run, drank a few gulps of water and nibbled a bit of food, then back on the nest. I've been gathering her sisters' eggs from under her, and tried putting in 2 false eggs to encourage the other 5 hens to lay in one of the 3 "non-preferred" boxes. Now Big Mama has moved to one of those nests. She is my healthiest "looking" bird based on wattle size and bright red color.