I have 16 chickens almost 8 months old. Two of the hens have become broody. I am new so I didn't catch it early. They have been broody for almost a month. They are not mean but they sit in the nesting boxes 24/7. Most of the time they are not sitting on eggs. I throw them out several times a day and at night I put them on the roost with the others. My coop is sand over a vinyl tiled floor. I figured out how I can make a broody pen under the poop board. I know they have stopped laying, but that doesn't bother me since they are as much pets as egg layers. My main concern is for their health. When I throw them out they will wander around outside for a bit, but are back in within 5-10 minutes. Should I put them in a pen or will they break this on their own? Would it be better for their health to break them? No rooster and raising chicks is not something I want to do. Thanks for any help.