Okay, okay. Normally patience is my rule of thumb, but I'M TOO EAGER. I've got two turkey hens, no toms, with my chickens. One turkey hen has been laying daily for about a month straight. The last three days she hasn't laid an egg. The first day she didn't lay she was in the nest box for at least 5 hours, but no egg. "Strange, I hope she's alright" says I. Yesterday I don't know how long she was in there, but I checked the girls after dark and she was still in the nesting box! "Funny place for her to sleep" says I. Today she was out for breakfast time, I haven't been home to monitor them, but I checked for eggs this afternoon and she's back in that same box, stalk still, quiet, and I'm presuming no egg. "Maybe she's broody!" says I. I've been praying one or more of my girls goes broody. I'd like them to do some natural hatches and raise chicks. Is this turkey flirting with broodiness? How can I encourage it/avoid disrupting it? I'm assuming a turkey hen will raise healthy chicken chicks? She's a fabulous bird with very strong instincts (heritage variety).