My leghorn, who is 28 weeks and has been laying since September 15th, has been sitting since at LEAST 8:30 this morning! I opened the henhouse door and let them out of the run into the yard later than I normally do because I slept in today. When I let the girls out at 8:35 this morning, I knew Bertha had already laid because I heard her "announcement", so I checked the nest. Felipa, the leghorn, was in there sitting which is about the normal time for her. She usually lays around 9:00 a.m., sometimes as late as 11:00, but she's reliable (yay for the egg-laying-machine that the leghorns are known to be!). Anyway, so here she was sitting at 8:35. I went ahead and pulled Bertha's pretty green egg out of the nest so I could bring it in and weigh it (yes, we weigh and record every egg). It's now almost 2:15 p.m., and the leghorn is STILL sitting in the nest. Sometimes lately, she has been in there a long time, maybe 45 minutes to an hour. Her eggs are usually about 1.7 oz. She gets grower food (I want them to finish off that bag before I buy layer crumble) and she gets garden trimmings, kitchen scraps, bugs (my birds free range all day, every day), the occasional mouse, and there is always free choice oyster shell available that I see her pecking at daily (she makes a big mess with it, too). She's healthy, happy, active, LOVES my husband (but he gives her bites of his food whenever he has something LOL), and she's otherwise a good chicken. Could she be going broody? I mean, come on, she's a leghorn! She is sitting on 3 fake eggs. I took one of them and moved it to the other nest a couple of hours ago & she put it back in her nest and is sitting on it. Because my girls are just starting to lay, all 3 nesting boxes had a fake egg in them. Over the course of the last week, the leghorn has gathered all the eggs into HER nest, but she's done that a couple of times since before she started laying. Any thoughts/ideas? Could she be eggbound? If so, how would I check for that? I thank y'all in advance for your help/advice!