I have four pullets of uncertain heritage (in other words, they're mutts) who began laying in August of this year. The two who took the longest to start laying have taken turns going broody about every other week - so about 3-4 weeks from the last time Alice went broody, there she goes again. I took advice from the forums and put her in a wire cage for 3-4 days, and that seems to do the trick. She goes a week or 10 days without laying and as soon as she does, Edith goes broody. The same thing happens and just as Edith begins to lay again, off goes Alice. This has happened twice now with each hen, in the space of about 6 weeks time.
Is this normal? Will this go on this way for the rest of their laying lives? My other two hens haven't been broody at all. It's making me a little crazy!