I have a little Silkie who has just gone broody for the first time. Doesn't she know this isn't a good season for hatching? Evil! If any other chicken gets too close to her nest she pecks viciously at them. Lucky she can't see them very well: they are five times her size. She doesn't peck at me, though. I pick her up, and she spreads her little wings and stretches her legs down and lets out the most horrible, guilt-inducing moan you could imagine. Evil! However, I know that she'll lose condition if she isn't broken of her broodiness, so I carry her off her nest four or five times a day and put her in the yard with the rest of the flock. She gets distracted for a little while; eats, drinks, poos... but she complains bitterly about me to everyone who will listen. Evil!