Summary: My 5 month old cochin pullet is still laying, but she's starting to stay in the nesting box and has plucked a broody patch. A few minutes ago I found her trying to hatch the wooden egg we keep in the nesting box. I don't want her to brood yet. Is she broody? Is it too soon to try and break her broodiness? Long Version: I'm new to chickens. My 5 month old bantam cochin pullet started laying a few weeks ago. She started spending a long time in the nesting box. I've been suspicious she's thinking about going broody. It's fall though, and I don't need any more chickens right now. She is still laying though. I took her out of the nesting box and she made herself a nest in the run and was sitting on it till I chased her off. She'll still come out for dinner though. She's also plucked herself a broody patch and was sitting on the wooden egg in the nesting box. Is she broody? Is it too soon to try and break her of it?