I have a black marans that has already gone broody this spring. She usually lays really large eggs with meat spots in them. After raising her chicks she went back to laying, but her eggs started out small, then gradually became larger. She is about a year old, or a little older. She went in the nesting box last night, and looked as if she was going to lay an egg. She did not, but has stayed in box all day, except to come out for short time to eat, peck, etc. I have no idea what a chicken's butt should feel like, but it feels squishy. I can't tell if she is broody again, or if she is trying to lay. How will I know if something is wrong, and what can I do to help? I have no idea what to do. Thanks.