I have 3 remaining Buff Orphington's. I of which has been broody for a least 5 wks. This being my first experience with chickens - I didn't know. I thought she would just work it out. Now I am being more aggressive in removing her from the nest a couple times a day .. tempting her with treats, but she is so tame she does not mind at all being handled. She is particularly intrigued if one of her 'sisters' is roaming free in eyesight from the nest box when I open the door, then she'll jump down from the nest box almost immediately. Usually, they are not free roaming. I am quite certain she is losing weight. And, I was disturbed today to notice that her comb is markedly pale. I could not bring myself to do the cold water bath and didn't really have the money for a wire cage. So, I have opted today to closing the henhouse this afternoon after retrieving 2 eggs. Tomorrow, if I remove her earlier and close the door, do/will the chickens demonstrate a behaviour I can learn to know means they wish to lay an egg? So I will know to go out and let them in.