I have 10 18 week old bantams (9 girls and 1 boy) 4 or 5 have been laying for about 2 to 3 weeks now. Today I notice one of my EE's hasn't left the nesting box all day and she looks all squatty, flat and mean. I tried to get her to move and she just sat there and growled. I looked under her (with caution) and the other girls eggs are under her (at least 3, maybe 4). Is she being broody? And what should I expect if she is? I know I should keep food and water for her, but the main coop food and water is within 2 feet from her. Is that close enough? I'm not sure if I want chicks or not...I don't know what to do. (I wouldn't want another roo). Can I possibly stop this broodiness and get her back to laying? And if I decide to take the eggs, will they be ok to eat after being all hot underneath for for a day (or 2)?