So I'm sure all the veteran chicken keepers out there this is going to be an annoying newbie post about broody hens......but....none the less I have a question..... I think 2 of my hens like pretending to be broody, or maybe I'm reading too much into their behaviors and with hopes of having a broody hen, see them as acting broody. Here's what they do that make me think such. They'll sit in the nest box all day, not a few hours but all flippin' day, pulling hay into the box with them doing their soft bok bok bok's. At night they are on the roost with the others. The next day they act like they don't know what a nest box is. They take turns, one day it'll be one of my Dominiques, and the next one of my Speckled Sussex. Are they pretending or preparing to become broody, or am I just wishing too much that one of them would go broody?? If I go into the coop to check for eggs, they'll come out of the box with some persausion, and usually will go back in. I'll leave their egg IF they have laid one (which they sometimes don't) until the night when I lock up, and there they are on the roosting rails, egg in the box. They've been doing this for several days, probably about 2 weeks. We just got our coop set up a few days ago, and even when they were in the temporary pen they had 2 boxes to sleep/nest in. They'd sit in one box all day, then go sleep with the other hens in the other box. Any advice??? Ohhh and does anyone know of a link that maybe describes a typical broody hen?? My search for this resulted in a million threads that ever even mention the word broody, and none really applying to broody hens. Thanks a bunch!! Love my BYC peeps!!