His question to me was...does a hen decide to lay an egg or is it instinct? My answer was...instinct. However... everyone talks about a hen going broody...I know that this is concerning setting eggs to hatch, but isn't there a sorta a broodiness they go into when they start laying in general? The Brahma that just laid the first 2 eggs (she's 20 wks old) acts different than the rest of the hens. She's more growly and stays more to herself. I mean I consider this sorta a broody state. Compare it to PMS with women, do ya know what I mean?