I bought another nestbox for the baby coop last night. Because I have two broodies in there, one hogging the favored nestbox, another box was a necessity. I was just out checking on things in that coop and my heart stopped when I saw Ellie Mae, one of my two silkies, laid flat out in a nestbox. I thought she was dead! Got down on my hands and knees and touched her gently, calling her name. She's not dead. She's broody. Gonna stop buying nestboxes. I think it causes broodiness.