I have an 8 month old buff Orpington who seems to be going broody. She's been fluffed out for a few days, and yesterday spent all day in a lay box on a couple of eggs. She stayed on after the other ladies went to roost, and I had to remove her - she wasn't happy at all - late last night so I could collect the eggs that were under her. I do think she intended to sleep there. After I pulled her out of the box, she sat on the floor of the coop all puffed out like a blowfish - she looked like a puddle of chicken. I moved her to the Loser Bar (our lower roost, which only gets used when someone has stepped out of line and gets busted down by the top birds). When I went out 30 minutes later to check, she had moved up to the top roost. This morning, she left the coop to scratch around when I let them out at 6:30, but when I went back out an hour later to fill the waterer, she was back in the same lay box (now empty). I left her there til noon, and then pulled her out because I needed to clean the coop. I checked her for signs of binding, but don't notice anything odd and she doesn't seem stressed (other than getting ticked when I approach her in the box). As soon as I was done and opened the coop back up, she hustled right back to the box. We have no rooster, and aren't really interested in obtaining fertile eggs this time of year. Will she get over it on her own, or should I separate her and use the wire-crate method to break her?