My BO is broody and I let her have an egg which I'm sure she will be a fantastic defender of since she squawks and pecks at any other hen that gets too close. My question is, can this be "contagious" because of the nine girls, I have 3 who are acting this way. Oprah is the only one who is super serious but I have an EE that has been sitting on an empty nest for 3 days now. I'd like to give her an egg too but I can't seem to get to them when they are still warm, it's unusually cold here in WI right now! Any suggestions?