Is 3-4 weeks post hatch long enough for a hen to get out of her broody phase? How long does a hen need to rear chicks to end her broody streak? Does this question make sense?
The goal of having her hatch chicks was to end her broody phase. I don't want to remove the chicks from her at 3 weeks, only to have her go right back to sitting instead of laying.
Our broody hens have always had a mind of their own and we've never had much luck changing it.