My nine month old frizzle Cochin recently started brooding in the last couple weeks. She started about four weeks ago and was sitting on her own eggs at first, but stopped laying after about a week. So I haven't gotten eggs in three weeks!! But I'm mostly worried because she's definitely lost weight, and I know that they're build to do that but I've never had a broody hen before. I don't have a rooster either, so she just sits on the fake eggs all day and all night. I tried to take her fake egg away but then she just moved to the other nesting boxes that had fake eggs or my other girls' eggs. Taking all the fake eggs out completely didn't work either, because then she'd just sit on the nesting, and one of my other girls stopped laying because she likes the fake ones. (although she started laying again when I put them back) So I'm not really sure what to do. I have to take her out of the box throughout the day to make sure she eats and drinks because she is so dedicated I'm finding that she won't do it on her own. It's so frustrating! And scary! Does anyone know how to break this habit? She'll brood almost anywhere, so isolating her from the nesting area won't do anything. Do I just have to wait? What if she doesn't come out of this?