I am having a hard time deciding if she is or not. I read and article (by myfivegirls- great article!) about broodiness. My ameracauna, Pebble, fits some of the description of a broody hen but she comes of the nest when I throw some scratch and will go out to forage. She does usually come back three or four times to sit on the nest. She will puff up and fill almost the entire 1'x1' nesting box and make low 'growl' sounds when stick my hand in there and especially the other hens. She pecks and the others but not at me. Does this mean broodiness or not? Oh, and she has laid a couple eggs the past 4-5 days she has acted like this.