Not having ever dealt with a broody silkie before, I was sure people were exaggerating when they called silkies "evil". I mean the sweet little things, so cute, how could they be evil? Now sweet little Jethro is broody. Does she stay in the nestbox I put her in, the one just the right size for a silkie? Nooooooooooooooooooo! Jethro has to hog the biggest, honkin' nestbox, the only one big enough for the meatie pullets to use, the one that can hold two meaties and another pullet besides comfortably. Everybody's favorite nestbox, yeah that one. This morning I figured out why she's doing it. By using the favored nestbox and the other birds continuing to lay in it, Jethro gets herself a big ol' collection of eggs without the work. They lay em, she snatches em. Evil, EVIL bird.