I think my little 8 month old Silkie Blossom, who just started laying a couple of weeks ago, has gone broody??? She did not leave the nest yesterday since noon, I thought she was egg-bound since there was NO egg at dusk and it was so weird since she LOVES to free-range, it was not normal behavior. Then instead of roosting with the gang as she always does, she slept in one of the nesting boxes crammed in with my RSL, Antoinette, who always sleeps there. This morning Blossom was still in a nesting box but she had laid her egg and was just sitting on it. I put her outside to free-range with the flock. One hour later I go check again and she's back in the nest box, sitting on SIX giant eggs (not hers, obviously!), firmly entrenched. She looked so zoned out! I picked her up, well more like peeled her off the eggs and put her outside again, then gathered the eggs. She was taking a dust bath when I left. My newbie question: has she gone broody?? If yes, what should I do? I can't let her hatch any babies, we're heading for a long winter of DEEP FREEZE and the coop isn't set up for babies or anything. Should I just keep taking her off the nests and gathering the eggs? I don't mind if she doesn't lay since her minuscule eggs are a joke anyways Thank you!!