I'm wondering if my hen is broody, or if I just happen to go out and visit when she is laying...which I don't think is the case. She seems so young though, she only layed her first egg recently. Like a month or so ago. (OK, just checked past posts) She layed her first egg on November 26th. Now, she wont get out of the nest. I mean. Honestly I haven't been checking frequently, but when I take DD to school in the morning all the others were out playing. She was nowhere to be found in the run. When I left this afternoon. Same thing. Come home, same thing. She is in the nest and if you come close she puffs up and pecks at you. She and I didn't bond completely before she started laying either, so I'm scared to grab and move her. So lets see, its been since Sunday. DH told me saturday there was an egg, but we were headed out the door and I couldn't go grab it. Sunday she was in the nest so I let her be. Monday, same thing. Today same thing. I don't have a rooster that has been mating her he just started crowing a little over a month ago and I haven't seen any action, or any bulls eyes. He is young, from like the first week in October. So what do I do? Keep watching her. How do I tell if she is for sure broody, and how should I approach her? Or just leave her alone? I'm thinking of full body Armour to go get her eggs from under her. LOL She is my only one of laying age yet too. OH and her breed is a back yard mix, but she looks similar to a OEGB, or so I was told. Here she was a few minutes ago. Here she is when she was still a pullet. On the left.