I have had four hens out of my seven this week decide they needed to sit on the eggs instead of relinquishing them for omelets. It's a head scratcher. I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that I just put 4 two month old pullets in there with them, or if it's just a random hormonal surge in the hen house. Either way, I've been quickly putting together a little broody coop, just in case. I don't have a rooster, but I've heard that Trader Joe's sometimes has fertile eggs that you can put under a broody and see what happens. I'd be so tickled if one of my hens actually hatched out some little chickies. So here's the behavior I'm seeing. Tell me if you think it's worth buying those eggs. She's been sitting on one little egg since yesterday morning. She's only gotten up for food once since then and walked out of the coop all fluffed up and hissing, which I've never seen her do. What do you think?