Hello, recently (last month or so) some of our chickens (7-8 months) are exhibiting broody behavior. Some of the chickens when they lay will just sit in the nesting boxes then lay an egg 30 minutes later, some times they will act like they are brooding only to lay an egg, and other times they act completely broody, but will not return to the nest if I take them off. Today one of the GLW's tried going broody, but to my disappointment I went outside to see her walking around. But then I went inside the coop... She didn't get off of her nest, it was stolen from her. A couple of my Barred Rocks are like nest pirates, they will never sit in an empty nest, only one that another chicken is in, there are 5 nesting boxes, 4 will be available but the pirates still chose to steal another nest, and man are they loud when someone tries to steal their nest, sound like dinosaurs. The chicken who stole the nest then started acting broody, I picked her up and she just plopped back on the nest and shuffled around, then I placed her on the floor, she sat there and started putting bedding on her back, got back on the nest... But then I threw out corn and she couldn't resist, got off the nest to never return. The funny thing is the chickens don't get upset when I move them around on the nest, but as soon as they see a fellow chicken they go nuts. My question is, will the broody chickens gain willpower over time after being on the nest, or will they be somewhat easily disturbed and not able to go the 21 day duration. If I want one of the Wyandottes to go broody I am gunna have to make a separate house unfortunately.