Yes just another Q. My Hens are malting and none of them are laying should i get rid of them, how long do you all keep your hens for ? how many chances should i give them.... after all they are only hens that have been sold on, or given away. I have three young pullets that i hope will start laying soon, it is getting cold here in the south of New Zealand and i just dont know what to do and any ideas about how to stop a broody hen who sits on nothing???? i am new at this and dont have time to sit around reading about it in books.. would rather have your opinion!!!!!!!!!!! Ps dont get me wrong i love my hens they have there own wee traits i dont want to get rid of them but am i wasting my time?????