Today, Tiny, my 8 to 9 month old pullet went into the hen house. So did her sibling, Naughty. Tiny started screaming "BOK-BOK-BOK-B'GAWK! BOK-BOK-BOK B-GAWK!" I knew what that ment. She was going to lay an egg or sit on one. She sat down, and then her sibling left the hen house to go look for bugs. And then Tiny was alone, peace and quiet in the dark. She tucked in her egg that she laid a few days ago under her belly and her wing. She sat there, checking on her egg every few minutes. I tried to take her egg (just to see what would happen) and then she started muttering "bok bok bok bok bok bok bok....." then when I took it more away from her, She started squaking "BOK BOK BOK BOK B'GAWK!!!!!!" It means she didn't want her egg taken, so I gave it back and she settled down. Is she broody? Sometimes Naughty would come by and say "Hey watch'a doin?"that would some times distract her but the real question is does she want to raise chicks? Her egg is not fertilized. She must think it is.Tiny did not have a mother, I got her from a feed store as a chick. She knew nothing about raising chicks becuase she never had a mom. All other chickens don't care. They just lay an egg and go away. I was wondering, does she have what it takes to raise chicks? Does she know what to feed them, how to find food for them, how to protect them, what to teach them, how to keep them warm and so on?