ok I guess I'm still a novice with a million questions here. I've a Buff Orpington that is really only 6 months old & she has been in 1 of the nesting cubbies since yesterday morning. I hadn't expected to have to deal with any broody chickens yet because Ididn't think that would happen at such a young age. And then I thought today maybe she's actually getting sick on me. Looking at her I didn't get the impression she's ill though & I think that's why it hadn't occured to me. She just seem like she's "sitting". I feel bad because every time I go to get eggs I'm opening the top of the nest on her & as you all know yesterday we had a horrid snow storm & there was snow falling in the crack as I opened the top lid. Anyway is this a girl "going broody" ? I wished I could have known & made it work if possible because I've actually got eggs on the way to put in the incubator.