I thank ALL of you who have responded to my query. I posted another same thread because I didn't think my post went through.. I couldn't find it. YET, here it is today?
So, this to PD Riverman... how do you stop the broody behavior? Put her in a bare wire cage for several days. Just touch them? I must be missing something. I physically removed her and locked her out of the coop forcing her to free range out with the other girls last time she went broody. It went on for more than a month [7wks] that last time. THIS time, I put the balls in and have just ignored her... I feel bad about that but have given up. New baby chicks arriving at Feed store this week.. I may try the baby thing, but can not do 3 more... I wonder if one wont be enough to make her stop sitting? One would be enough.