My almost three year old Speckled Sussex hen, Nelda, has been on the nest all day long and is still on it tonight. Never has she ever done this. The flock has been locked up all day due to frigid temps and blowing snow, but it's not the first time, and I've never seen Nelda act this way. She was hatched in April 07 so she's close to three years. Last year, one of my little poufy headed mixed breeds went broody for the first time ever at two-and-a-half years old, so it's possible that Nelda could be broody. She doesn't puff up and growl, but then, neither do most of my broodies when we handle them (we usually have sweet broodies). Anyone have broody SS? I don't recall if they are the broody type. She came from Gina Rinks in Tennessee (ginasmarans). It would be nice if she could wait a few more weeks before wanting to hatch babies.