I have a Red Hen. She looks like a NHR, only darker than some of the pictures I have seen. But not as dark as a RIR, and she has striped bright red and brown hackles. She is a great little layer. In her first week of laying, she has laid 5 eggs. What a girl, right? Well, she has begun (on her 3rd-5th eggs) to hide to lay her eggs and remains sitting on them until I finally find her hiding place in the yard and carry her and her nice warm egg back to the coop. She doesn't want me to take the eggs. I think if I let her she would stay on them as long as she could. Has anybody else got any experience with a newly laying pullet going broody?