Woo Hoo! Found our 1st ever broody hen! It's our Japanese Bantam hen, Bella. Well, she was in the nest box since eleven this morning (CET) and at two o'clock when she still hadn't come out I got worried. She usually lays her eggs quicker than that... So I checked in the coop and she was sitting in the nest box...she looked sort of 'dead'- she was sitting so still! So I thought she was dead and burst into tears Then she moved her eye hew: So then I thought she had an egg stuck inside her! We rang up our local 'chicken place' and they said to bring her in and they could try and make the egg pass. When we tried to catch her, we found a Maran egg under her, and my dad said- She's broody! But she had already freaked then and is now outside... The Maran eggs are actually unfertilised since the cock is a Bantam and is half the size of them, but I want to let her be broody anyway. Will she return to the nest now?