Well I have a blue silkie hen, Chole, who just turned 28wks old yesterday. And I'm 90% sure she's broody. Last night when I closed up the coop she was in the nest box. I went over and petted her for a while. She didn't complain, just clucked quietly. This morning she was still in the nest box. A few minutes after I opened up the coop, she got up, ate, drank, and did a lap or two around the run. She then ran right back to the nest box and her two plastic easter eggs. And of course it's the only nest box that all 3 of my currently laying hens love. My EE hen, Star, was the first one that needed to use it this morning. After a bit of shuffling she just crawled in the box next to Chole and laid her egg. My BR hen, Flitter, is not so nice. She flogged Chole until she left. Well Chole screamed loud enough to have me running from the other side of the farm. I held her until Flitter was done, at which point I took the egg and settled Chole back in. My plan is to let her put up with this arrangement for at least another day while I get my smaller coop cleaned out and ready. At which point if she's still broody I will move her into her broody pad. Haha! If she yet again continues to sit on her plastic eggs I will give her some fertile ones. I have yet to figure out what to do about that. I have 3 roos in with all my hens, so I could just give her my mutt eggs, or I'm considering trying to find someone close enough that I could drive to for some. I figure it'll save me on shipping costs, and help keep those eggs as fertile/healthy as possible. So what do you all think? Broody right? Any and all suggestions are extremely appreciated! PS - Here's a picture of my little Chole! PPS - Thought of another question already! How many eggs do you give a bantam broody?