I have a silkie hen and rooster (Sally & Harry). Last year December Sally hatched 10 chicks so it is almost that time of the year again. Sally has not laid any eggs for the past 10 days and she stays on her nest all the time. If we want to pick her up she gets really upset with us. When we pick her up and put her outside to eat and drink she stays hunched for a bit and then eat - drink and scratch and go back to the nest. We placed food by her yesterday and she ate all of it. I've searched through the forum and what I've read is that she should be sick if she was egg bound and not really eating? If she is broody then why isn't she laying any eggs? Can you please give me advice on what to do or what to check for. I know this is a stupid question but if they become broody, do they keep the eggs and lay them almost all at once or do they still lay one per day. If they lay one per day wont the first one laid hatch long before the last one laid?