Hope you all can help me. I have a silkie, about 7 months old, that suddenly won't leave the nest boxes. She has moved from one nest box to another, but won't come out of the hen house (they free-range). Last night I brought her inside, thinking she will get too cold at night if she is unable to huddle with the other hens. This morning, in my basement, she is eating like a little piggy. Is this what a broody hen is??? It is true that each time I find her in a nest box, she is sitting on 3-4 eggs that are not hers. Her physical exam is normal, no neuro signs, poop is normal, etc. She is a little skinny though. The other thing that might be a factor is that we gave away our 2 roosters about 3 weeks ago. Thanks for your help!