Why do animals always act fine when you get them into the vet's office? ok I have given up on my Americauna.. Fecal was negative. She acts fine at the Dr office. She is just quiet sullen and refusing to get out of the nesting box or lays as close to it as possible if I block her out. I now have 2 of 3 laying so blocking her is no longer a good solution. mind you Emilio the Americauna laid for 2 weeks before going broody 2 weeks ago ( she doesnt mind being picked up or held even though she wouldnt come close enough to eat out of my hand a few weeks ago). She doesnt feel overly hot and is usually shivering a little. Of course she resumed laying the day she went to the vet and laid on Wed. but not yesterday. I found her sitting on her own egg and one of the other gal's ( I have not identified the hen as both remaining birds will be laying white eggs). Should I go get her a fertile egg to break this behavior? If I do get her a fertile egg, will she protect the chick from the other hens? I would hate to see the PR kill the chick. We collect the eggs daily and she spent 2 weeks sitting on nothing anyway. Advise?