Okay so I am back on BYC to ask yet another question regarding my plan to have a hen or pullet go broody. As I mentioned in another post I put an EE pullet in a large "brooding box" with a few fake eggs (golf balls). I want her to raise some chicks for me. I am hoping she will adopt them.Unlike my silkie, she went straight for the box and settled on the nest. She sits on it all day and night. She deficates outside of the nest .... which is HUGE and gross!! Good so far, right? Well when I try to touch her she willingly lets me. She's not acting broody... yet she stays on the nest???? Will she eventually go broody? I've had other birds become broody before and they mean business. She is one of the lowest birds in the flock. I know she's NOt broody...she is still laying eggs. I would feel bad if she sits on the eggs out of obligation and not to be a mommy. It kind of defeats the purpose. What am I to do?