Good morning, I am really hoping someone can help me! I'm a chicken newbie. My silkie just began laying eggs 3 weeks ago. She gave me 1-2 eggs a day until 3 days or so ago. Now she doesn't want to leave the nest box. She spends all day in there. There are NO eggs under her. When I check on her, she grumbles and puts her butt in the air and sometimes pecks me. I took her out of the coop on the first day because I was worried, and she grazed for a bit and seemed normal but pretty soon she was right back in the coop. It's day 3 and she is still in there. I worried about her having an egg stuck so I put her in a warm bath and massaged her belly, and even checked her for an egg or broken shell.....nothing. Her crop seems full of food. (Haven't checked it is morning because she is grouchy) Her buddy, is now in the coop near her but I am watching them and she is not pecking her. Just sort of hanging out by her. I don't know if this is typical broody silkie behavior, or if I should be worried!