I know this may sound like a silly question, but this is our first experience with a broody hen. We gave her some eggs the same day we set our eggs in the bator in the house, as she went broody quite coincidentally on the same day I had purchased several dozen hatching eggs (that I really didn't have room for in the bator, so it was a blessing). She has been doing such a wonderful job. The eggs in the house are set to go into lockdown this Friday. Well, little Miss Broody Olga out back there seems to be in something of a "lockdown" herself. Is that something broodies do? She hasn't gotten off the nest since the day before yesterday, and I've been bringing her food & water while she's in the nest. Today she refused the food, drank the water briefly, then seemed disintersted. She has been "stealing" the infertile eggs my other hens lay in the nest next to her, and today she did not fuss at all when I stole them back. Her demeanor is slightly different, and she does seem to have locked her underside down on those eggs! This is just too much fun for me. Hehehe.