I have a nearly 8-month-old black Australorp hen. There are two of them in the pen, so I think it's just her who's taken to sitting on the eggs/golf balls. At first I figured she was just laying late in the day since she was in the box in the evening, but today she was sitting almost all day. When I open the egg door she raises her feathers and gives me an evil eye. Today I maneuvered her out so I could get the egg I knew was there (it's the favorite box for all four of them) and she raised her feathers and went outside into the run to wallow in a hole they've dug out and eventually went back in the box. Is she broody? I can't tell if she's stopped laying or not since there's four of them and they don't really lay every day. If she IS broody, I have 4 1-week-old and 2 2-week-old chicks I can give her (save me keeping them in the brooder!). Would she take them?? And would she take them all??