One of my bantam cochins decided a few days ago that she wants to sit on the golf balls in the nest box for hours at a time. I took the golf balls away, and yesterday she disappeared! I thought all four of my chickens were gone, but then three came back. But not Sprinkles. I was so worried that they had got out of the yard and something had eaten her and caused the other three to run home scared, but it turns out she had spend the whole day crammed underneath a bush really really well hidden. So I gave her the golf balls back, and this morning she was sitting on them again in the nest box all fluffed up, and she was making this sweet little cluck-cluck noise I've never heard before. The other girls were hanging out in there with her too (Sprinkles and her sister are about 6 months old, and I've got 2 three-month old ameraucanas as well and those two like to follow the older girls around and copy them), but when I opened the pop door they came out after a minute but Sprinkles stayed in on her golf balls. So I was just looking on craigslist a few minutes ago, and someone has an ad for fertile bantam cochin eggs. What do you think, should I get her a few and see what happens? If I get her some eggs to sit on, I assume she'll stop laying and just sit on them until they hatch won't she? She won't change her mind and quit after a few days? And if Sprinkles is sitting on eggs and not laying, will her sister stop laying too?