I don't know how long she'll keep it up, but Buffy The Vampire Slaying BO has not gotten off the nest today at all. She puffs up and GROWLS at me, open beaked. Buffy is about 8 months old. She's puffed up before a few times if she happens to be on the nest when I gather eggs on the weekends. (I gather eggs daily, just on weekends I do it a few times a day. Weekdays I only gather when I get home from work.) She opened her beak at me before, too, but never ever growled like that, or put all three behaviors together at the same time. She mostly just grumbled, but let me get the egg(s) out from underneath her. Other chickens use the same nest box. And she has ALWAYS gotten off the nest after a while, too. This has been all day long. So I put water and food in the A-Frame with her. She has always gone to the new coop with the rest of the chickens her age, every night. She never used the A-Frame except as a place to lay her eggs, so it's not like she's decided to sleep there "again." She IS in the nest box that one of the Lakenvelders ALWAYS sleeps in. Hmmmm. I'll have to check a bit later to see if Minerva decides to sleep in the other nest box next to her favorite..... Come to think of it, NOBODY slept in the A-Frame last night.... Minerva decided to sleep in the coop with the Middle pullets last night. This will be interesting. Wonder if she'll keep it up for long. Wonder how successful she'll be in hatching the golf ball I know is next to any eggs beneath her fluffy buffiness. I'll come back to add a photo to this post, tomorrow, if she's insisting on staying broody at least that long.