Okay wise chicken people who have much more experience than I do....I have a bit of a conundrum on my hands. I have ten hens and they all want to use the same nest box for laying (even though I supplied them with nice expensive extra nesting boxes full of nice fluffy dried grass). So, I went and got four ceramic eggs from the local co-op and put them in the nice nesting boxes to encourage them to use them. And it's worked for the most part. HOWEVER....For the past two weeks, I have a white leghorn hen who has taken over the fuzzy butts' favorite nesting box (and somehow the marked ceramic eggs have found their way into the favorite nest, don't ask me how) When I open the door to the nests, she flattens out and growls at me like a wet cat. When I stick my hand in, she leaves the nest, but shrieks like I have violated her. The next day, she's right back on the nest and growling again until I dare to attempt to touch her. Is this broody behavior? I thought leghorns didn't go broody?