Sorry, did a search and all I came up with was hens laying on fertilized eggs.... I've got a hen who was in the nestbox last night, late...... and now is up there again and it is past dark. She doesn't want to move when I gently urger her, but I'm pretty sure there are a bunch of eggs under her, as I found most of them in that nestbox this morning and removed them. Is this what is called broody? I'm not sure what would happen if I just threw her off of her nest, but I'd like to keep gathering my eggs instead of letting them sit all night. I can't figure out why all of a sudden she wants up on top of all the eggs this late. Maybe it's nothing, maybe she just turned into a late in the evening layer, but I'd like to understand the term broody and how you know a hen is broody compared to eggbound. Thanks!