My silkie has herself holed up in the nesting box. She will not come out. She fluffs herself up when I come near, and kinda growls at me. I haven't noticed her plucking any feathers out from her chest. She just started this yesterday after their free range time. She has not left the box. I put an egg under her, and she accepted it. She also has a minor sneeze that I hope to get antibiotics for Monday. Anybody have any comments or anything. I have heard of them going broody, but I thought that they plucked feathers from their chest/breast region when they are, I'm not seeing this with Bigeese (the silkie my 6 yr old Autistic son named her ). I would love to think she is broody, I'd love to have some silkie chicks, but it's so late in the year, if she hatched one, would it even have a fighting chance unless I brought it in? comments and suggestions are very much welcome. Okay, getting ready for school. Will check the thread at break time, or possibly sooner.