we've been trying to break the broodiness of our 8 month old BPR. I've tried the broody cage, cold baths, ice packs in the nest box, locking her out of the coop / hen house. Now I just feel bad. It seems I am really going against her nature. We only have 4 hens and we are down to 1 egg a day now. ever since the one girl went broody nobody else wants to lay, is this typical? This hen is particularly nasty, even before she displayed signs of broodiness. She continually picks on one of her flockmates to point where I have had to intervene. I found a local woman that has eggs she wants to hatch out. Should I left my hen go? I feel so attached to her since these are my first chickens, but in reality I'm not sure I even like her that much. she is so nasty! And now that she isn't laying and is discouraging the others from laying, I'm actually considering letting her go to another home. I feel so guilty! I would hate to give her up only to have the others still not lay. So, I guess I am wondering if one hen's broodiness could be the reason the others aren't laying. Also, if she does snap out of it, is she likely to go broody again soon? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!