We have a year-old Buff Orpington hen who has been sitting in the nestbox when I come in at night pretty much every night for the past week or so. I would usually push her out when I got the eggs, and she'd be fine getting up, although she would puff up when I put my hand in. So yesterday, I decided to let her sit. (I'm pretty sure it's her..., anyway.... ) Here are her 'symptoms' 1) She likes to sit in the nextbox, even without eggs 2) She might be a little irritable with the other hens 3) A couple times I have tried to catch her and she puffs up, drops her wings and holds them away from her body, and runs away ??? 4) She often puffs up when I go near her 5) She's missing feathers on some of her tummy 6) She feels a little hot on that bare skin, but that could just be her normal temperature 7) She has a rather mad expression while she's on the nest, but maybe that's normal I put her in the dog kennel that I have next to the coop with three eggs. She sits on them most of the time, but if I open the door and mess around in there she will often get up. Although - she sat in there for an hour or so while I scraped and banged in the coop cleaning it out and didn't seem too disturbed. So...do you think she'll be able to hatch the eggs?