We just re-homed 7 roosters that hatched this spring. One of my girls had only boys hatch so all her 12 week olds have left. She started laying a few weeks ago prior to their departure but in the last day or so is trying to set on any eggs being laid. I have told her she can't have any more babies this year. Is this common for back-to-back broodiness. One of my other girls laid a microscopic egg yesterday because the bossy broody girl is sitting in everyones nest as soon as they start to lay. I have 7 girls now of age and all actually laid yesterday if I include the pip squeak egg. We did keep one of the boys (ameracauna) and I am curious if this is changing their behaviours as we have only had girls in the past.