We hatched “barnyard mix” eggs for fun. The yard had production red and Easter egger hens, with a white rooster (I thought maybe leghorn from pictures). We’ve ended up with five pullets (4 mostly white and one red) and an EE looking cockerel, all now 7 mo. Naruto was the first pullet to lay, tan eggs at 4 mo, with all the rest laying cream to tan eggs by 6 mo. They all lay med-large eggs regularly, nearly every day. Naruto went broody 2 weeks after she started laying, in late July. We had some difficulty breaking her, and when we did, then two more new layers also went broody. Now Naruto is broody again, in October in Oklahoma! I’m rather new to chickens, but isn’t this abnormal for young girls to be serially broody in fall? Is it likely that the others will follow her again? I’d rather that they not go broody at all and am wondering how much management it’s going to take to keep this group laying... I’m also considering whether I should just let them be broody, but I worry that it will affect their health.