I have four hens, RIR, Black austrolop, Easter egger and a Barred rock. They are over a year old now. No roo, no fertile eggs. So far, only the Barred rock has gone into broodiness (4 times now). Each time I would keep her away from the nest box and make sure that she gets put on the roost bar at night. After about a week or 2, she snaps out of it. Now here she goes again. Would leaving her alone and letting her run the complete course reduce the frequency of broodiness? These hens are our pets that we raised from little on, and I don't mind the lack of eggs. But her stubbornness is starting to p!$$ me off. When she sits, I throw her out and spray her with the water hose. Oh BTW, does this site have any good BBQ chicken recipes? Bob Corona Ca.