So, I know that a hen can go broody anytime and will sometimes sit even if they are sitting on fake eggs or even nothing at all, but is it normal for a hen to imagine she has chicks? Our lavender d'Uccle, Duckle, had been behaving in a way that I would call semi-broody. We would find her sitting in the nest boxes on eggs kinda like she was broody, but she didn't really stay there all the time. I don't think she was serious enough to actually stick it out and hatch anything, which is fine because I don't really have anything for her to hatch right now anyway. The last week or so, though, I have noticed a brand new behavior where she acts like a mother hen with chicks. She walks around kinda funny and spreads her wings out like she's shielding invisible babies. If a person or chicken goes near she will puff up even more and make protective screechy noises. I've also observed her walking around clucking to her imaginary chicks. I currently have a silkie that hatched and is raising some baby BBS orps, and I swear that Duckle is acting just like she does only she has no babies to take care of. Is this normal? Should I do something about it or just leave her alone and hope she snaps out of her imaginary motherhood?