My BSL started laying an egg a day about two weeks ago. Out in the open the first two days! I put her in the nest and now she knows where to go. She's very tame and I can put my hand under her and capture the eggs in the nest, even from other hens. They like the same nest. I have a EE who will stand over the BSL and drop her egg. Anyway, for the last two days she screams!! Almost a blood curdling scream if you get near her while in the box. She lets me get the egg but she'll sit there for an hour or so. Today, she screamed up a storm because the hens were using the nest next to hers. So I thought to take one of my BO's egg and put in front of her. She rolled it right under and is looking pleased as punch. Now let's see if she will stay there. I'm wondering if my taking the egg from her every day has thrown her cycle off. If she takes another egg today and stays in the next tonight, should I assume she is broody? How long do I have to put fertilized eggs under her to finish this broody cycle? Count me a hopeful happy step-momma!