I have a wyandotte that seems to be broody about every 6 weeks. It's so frustrating. She's about 16 months old and didn't start laying until around a year old. The pattern is that she goes broody, we put her in a separate coop with a perch and wire bottom, it takes a week to ten days until she stops going straight into the nest, the other two hens attack her and won't let her eat for a few days, it's a week or so before she lays again, then right when everything gets back to normal we have a couple of weeks and then she's broody again. This is the third time. I was hoping it would take less time to break her this time since I caught it right away and the "time out" coop was ready but she's still in there after a week. Is there a way to prevent her getting broody? She's bottom of the pecking order of the three anyway so I feel bad that she's having to make her way back into the flock all the time. I just feel like she must be pretty unhappy a lot. Plus I'm having to buy eggs. I can only have a limited amount of chickens so I'm not sure what to do here. I want eggs and I want her to be happy. Suggestions?