I was a fool for thinking I wouldn't have to deal with a broody hen in my tiny little city flock, but dark days are upon me, my friends. One of my sweet (not so much, actually) Australorps, Petunia, has become broody over the last few days. I noticed it on Thursday night while putting the girls away. There she was just huddled in the back corner nesting box, all hunkered down while the others were on top of the coop. She screeched at me while I was trying to find her; nearly gave me a heart attack. Not wanting to deal with her Grand Master level of sass, I pushed her off the box and the eggs underneath her. I had to do the same just now. I know I've heard people say that one broody chicken doesn't bother the others so much as it does us, but I was just wondering how to get her to stop or how long it may last? She's just barely over a year and none of the other hens are doing it. The other night we had four eggs, last night we had three, and tonight we only had two. Im not finding eggs anywhere in the yard or in their coop seeing as Princess Petunia has taken over everyone's favorite nesting box. Any advice from Australorp parents or anyone for that matter? CAN I get her to stop or do I just have to put up with her sass until she snaps out of it? Or am I just worrying for no reason? It's getting hotter by the day and I don't want her starving or dehydrating herself. Please and thank you.