I have a Buff O hen who went broody on me back in Dec. I finally had to put her in a broody buster cage to get her over it. Well, guess what? Yep. She's broody again. 11 months old and crazy to become a momma. She's a sweet little girl and at the moment is sitting on an empty nest as I have been taking the eggs out from under her and at night, ejecting her from the nest to roost with the other chickens.
I could put her back in the broody buster but I have a feeling that if I do she is just going to keep doing this till she gets a clutch of eggs and chicks to drool over, which I'm okay with. Is it too early to let her have her way or should I break her again and hope she repeats the behavior in April? Could I just keep taking eggs or maybe should I giver her some fake eggs to sit on until the weather settles down and then give her eggs later in the month.
We live in the north eastern/central part of MO so while the weather is starting to moderate a little, there is still plenty of potential winter weather around. At the moment she is occupying one of the laying boxes in the main coop but I have the option of either leaving her there to brood or moving her to her own coop with brooding boxes.
This girl just has some crazy strong hormones to want babies in February.