My Silkie hen (7 months old now, maybe?) is right now sitting in a nesting box. I noticed her sitting there when I let the chickens out in the run this morning, but I suspect she started last night. I have noticed her do this twice before (but they were pretty short, no more than a couple hours), but what confused me is there were no eggs the first two times. She appears to be laying an egg, except I noticed her there at 7:30 this morning, and at 11:15 she is still there. I doubt she takes THAT long to lay an egg I have two videos on my camera of her. I touched her back in the videos and she makes a sound that reminds me of a hiss/purr, but I have a feeling she doesn't like it. Is that a sign that she wants me to scoot because she is trying to hatch some eggs? I don't mind her sitting on the eggs since I don't have a rooster. I'm sorta excited, because in the spring/summer I want her to hatch some fertile bantam eggs for me (I hope to buy some from a friend, or someone). If I can figure out how to post videos I will. It maybe a link to another website I can post videos. THESE AREN"T MY SILKIE but sound similar: This one, if you can hear the Silkie, is what my Silkie sounds like: This is similar, but not quite it: Still trying to figure out how to post videos. EDIT: It has been cold each time she does her "thing". Could it be she is trying to keep warm?