When I was letting them out yesterday, she was sitting on a nest. I was not paying much attention to them during the day. At some point DD brought home 4 eggs and she said Rita (this chicken) was not sitting. Now when I went there at night to lock them up, she was back at that nest! This morning, everyone is out, she is still on that nest. She makes noise and fluffs all her feathers up (like an angry cat that tries to scary someone) when I come close to the nest. She will be 7 months old around Nov 23rd. We have 2 white chickens and 5 black. The first time we found 6 eggs was Nov 9th (8 days ago), the first time we found 7 eggs was Nov 13th - we believe the two white chickens were the last two to start laying and it happened very recently. Rita is white. They all are not some fancy breeds. I don't have any current pictures online, but these two are when she was little: http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5503280536391103426 - Rita is the only one who would let us hold her - others don't like to be held and are hard to catch. and here http://picasaweb.google.com/1034166...nGqM_o7wE&feat=directlink#5481602015189002130 she is the white one that is closer to the camera. She is white, has few black feathers and white fluffy cheeks - there is only one more black chicken of ours that has fluffy cheeks - we believe that one is laying dark-green eggs - all others, including Rita, are laying brown eggs. We think that white chickens lay light brown eggs. She can't be broody, can she? If she is... what do I do?? I am sure DD would LOVE her to be broody and have chicks, in fact, she was talking about it for long time... like "what if Rita gets broody, and would have baby chicks..." - DD can talk about chickens for hours now, and Rita is the one that is the most special. We just bought an incubator few weeks ago and wanted to have some chicks again in spring (maybe)... we don't have electricity at the coop... but if she has chicks, she'll have to have a heat lamp... and if we are to run heat lamp all winter, we better hatch some more chicks... aaaa... what do I do??