My question is: Is it possible she is egg bound? Or is this something that happens after breaking broodiness before she starts laying again. But I'm not sure she was broody to begin with! I don't know if I am missing something. Info: I have a 7-8 mo old BO who I thought went broody. Last week I would find her in the nesting box sometimes in the afternoon when I came home from work, which was odd for her and I assumed she sat there all day. She has not laid in almost a week. I've been home the past few days working on building a larger run, and observed her going to the box to sit and then coming out and acting normal. She will do this a few times a day. Apparently, I was wrong to assume she sat there all day. I guess I just happened to find her there when I got home from work. I don't think she's broody. She roosts with the others and only spends a little time in the box when she's in there. She's fine with me picking her up from the box and once I remove her she stays out of it for a long time. She looks and acts fine, though these are my first chickens. I'm going by the symptoms I've seen online in articles and here on the forums and I don't notice any. Vent looks fine, but I'll be checking again later after looking up how to. Eating fine, drinking fine. Just want to make sure I'm on top of why she suddenly stopped laying (though she is young, I know) and visits the box frequently without laying an egg. Or, just let her be, she's fine.