I have an Ameraucana Lavander pullet that just started laying about 2 months ego. One day she spent a long time in the nesting box so I thought she had gotten broody. She was making the usual puffed up noises and since I don't keep chickens for breeding I tried to break her by putting her in a broody breaker cage. She spent two days in it and when I put her back with the flock she was back to normal. I might add that when I was carrying her back to the chicken yard she dropped and egg. I felt so bad because the egg was wasted (it broke) and I realized she wasn't really broody after all because as far as I know broody hens don't lay eggs. Days later she did the same thing, she stayed in the nesting box over night (went there before roosting time) but I left her there this time and watched her the next day. She went out of the nest before noon so I went to check the nest and there was an egg in there. She has repeated this behavior about three times. Now I know to leave her alone every time she does this, I know she is fine and that she takes a long time to lay an egg. Has anybody had some similar behavior with a pullet or a hen?