My sweet little blue bantam pullet, Sophie, has started acting funny. Yesterday she spent most of the day in the nestbox all fluffed up, and first thing this morning that's where she was -though today she's very grouchy and actually pecked me! She is the bottom girl and is usually very timid and non-confrontational. So you experts tell me, is Sophie broody? (might be a bit loud!) See Sophie in action! I'm wondering if this could've been brought on by the removal of her flockmate Fifi, my only other female bantam? (Fifi was taken by a hawk, returned, and is in isolation recouperating) Yesterday she did finally leave the nestbox in the afternoon and roosted as normal at night. I'm wondering if Sophie should be put in with Fifi until Fifi is healed? Fifi is above Sophie in rank, so I think she wouldn't be pecked on while she heals. Do you think this would take care of the broodiness as well? It's December and I think Sophie is too young (she's about 8 months old) and small to take this on properly. Am I right? Thank you!