So my year old (more like a year and so many months) BBW laid about 15 eggs in the spring and went broody and stopped laying. I took her eggs away because we didn't have a tom at the time. She would even sit on the chicken eggs. My one chicken wasn't broody and would lay an egg and take off out of the coop and any time I let them free range the chicken was out and the turkey was in. I got a Narragansett tom sometime in April I think. He's done a lot of strutting and gobbling but I've never seen the two mate. Mostly the hen just beats him up(he doesn't look beat up but there have been times when she has cornered him and gone at him other times they happily sun themselves together). Well about a week ago my bbw has started laying eggs again. They seem smaller then the eggs that she laid in the spring and the past two days I have seen two broken eggs in the coop, the eggs have really soft shells. The bbw is just laying eggs and leaving them. Now my chicken has gone broody and is sitting on the turkey eggs. So my first question is, why did she stop laying for a time and start again? (still feel so new to turkeys even though I've owned them for over a year now) Why has my chicken suddenly gone broody? Do you think the tom may have bred my bbw? If so should I let the chicken set on the eggs for a while to see what happens? I don't have an incubator but if nature wants to hatch some eggs, so be it. Why are the eggs soft? I feed them all layer pellets.