i've read about the phenomenon. i've seen pictures others have posted. But i have now seen (and heard) in person a true broody hen. Little Dusty has only been laying eggs for the past 20 days, but has become more and more attached to them, spending hours in the nest box each day. Today she was wedged in there and would not budge. When i went to touch her she puffed up as big as she could and screamed like a possessed banshee. This is scary!