can anyone tell me some of the signs of a hen going broody? i have 1 hen that sits in the nest box and fusses with the (empty) nest. she will do this for about 5 mins then go get water or food then come back and sit and fuss again. she doesn't seem to be staying in the box for long periods of time and the other hens are not driving her out of it. she is also only 5 months old and a hatchery bird so i wouldn't think she would be going broody. it's not a problem if she is. i can get some eggs from a neighbor to stick under her. all i get is pullet eggs so not sure they would hatch. just wondering if she is showing symptoms or not and wanting to know the signs to look for later.