Okay, as some of you know I have a speckled sussex roo, a light brown leghorn, and (just found out) a white ROCK (was told by the guy we got her from she was a leghorn). Now, the white rock has laid (to our knowledge) 9 large brown eggs. The leghorn has laid 4 small white eggs. Today I went out to check for eggs and give them some strawberries. This is when I got one of the four small white eggs. Now, Gloria (the white rock) was no where to be seen. I couldn't find her anywhere. She didn't come out for the treat, and when I called to her I could hear faint gentle clucking, and scratching noises. But still couldn't find her. Eventually I finally found her. She was between the nest box and the wall. She wouldn't come out. I called to her, talked to her, wiggled the nest box about a tenth of an inch away from her... still not coming out. I've read the posts on how to break a broody, and that's what we plan to do. Not exactly the time of year you want to have little baby chicks. Too cold. lol I don't know for definite if she is being broody, but it's my guess that she may be. We will be looking under her to see if there's an egg or not. We collect them as they are laid. This is the first time she's ever acted like this. For future reference... Eggs that have been refrigerated are no longer hatch-able.... right? We may allow her to hatch eggs in the spring, but not right now. But I want to make sure not to refrigerate any we plan to hatch if I'm right. Thanks everyone.