I'm having a happily broody April which is, of course, what happens when I say I'm going to take a break from hatching eggs this month. ALL first time sitting pullets are keeping me laughing and also puzzling at some of their behavior. In my coop (I call The Silkie House) 2 sisters started brooding a fairly large clutch together last Wednesday (4-12). In the same coop Antonia started on another nest Friday (4-14). Since there was no place for any of the other pullets to lay eggs, I created a small area stocked with some fake eggs. Once I was sure Toni was staying on them, I switched the fakes out for real eggs. (Just to add humor to the story I'll say that in the coop next door, 2 pullets also decided to share a nest this past Tuesday!) My question is about Antonia (Toni). A few days ago, she got up and instead of going back to her own nest, she sat down on the 3rd nest I'd set up so the others had a laying nest. Both times she stayed a long time and adopted the exact same stance and hypnotized look as when she was in her own original nest. The 1st time, I gently moved her back to her own nest. Today I found her in the egg-laying nest again. It's altogether possible that I confused her by putting fake eggs in the new nest but I didn't think it was that easy to confuse a broody. Anyway I decided that she may have been too hot in the nest she started in--it was mostly enclosed. So I removed the fake eggs from under her (in the new nest) and moved her eggs in under her. Then I fully removed the old nest she had been in and also removed all the fake eggs from the coop. Is this behavior normal? (Her behavior, that is. I already know my behavior is neurotic!) I've never heard of a broody doing this. I hope I did the right thing by moving her eggs with her. Regardless of which way I did it, I know it was taking a chance. But I went with the best guess I could make. Can anyone shed any light on this weird pullet behavior? Thanks in advance!