My year old australorp has gone broody for almost a week now. We don't have a rooster and I don't want any chicks anyway. Is there a way to make her unbroody? I've been taking the eggs away from her thinking that she would get up if she didn't have anything to set on, it makes no difference. Is that some kind of cruel and unusual punishment? I'm new to this. Please help. Also should I put some food in her nest box or not? I haven't been--- thinking that closeby food would only encourage her to stay put. I have some 13 week olds (two are boys) who like to cram into the nest boxes at night, and I've noticed one or two in there with my broody girl. Is this unusual? Thanks for your help!