First I want to thank all of you for being here! You have no idea how much I've learned from this site. We've only had our chickens for about ten months and so far everything has been going great mostly due to the wealth of information I have found on this site. Our 10 month old Buff orp, Dottie, was acting broody last night and this morning - grumpy, sitting on coop floor near nest box instead of roost - so we took her in to the indoor rabbitry to a crate with food and water to try to break the broodiness. This worked before after keeping her in there for about 3 days. Almost as soon as my husband set her down she pooped and then passed what appeared to be a nasty rotten egg. No doubt about the nasty, rotten part - little doubt that it was an egg. Immediately she was up and acting normal, so I decided to let her go range with the other girls with monitoring. I started to wonder if maybe she was egg bound and now the problem was solved. She headed up the hill with her sisters, scratching around as usual. I joked with my husband that he helped her get that egg out by carrying her from the coop to the rabbit house and called him Chicken Doc. I had to clean up the mess and air out the building and apologize to the rabbit. About an hour later no sign of Dottie, and sure enough she was back in the coop acting broody. She did eat when I put some food in front of her Any advice? Thanks in advance!