So my grey speckled hen has decided she wants babies. And she wants them now - no discussion!! She hasn't left the nest box for a week. She is angry, hissing and biting and puffing up if I go near her. She isn't sat on any eggs and hasn't been for the week, and I don't have a rooster. My skyline went broody a while ago and I picked her up and turfed her out and that was the end of it?! However she is now moulting?! Poor little leghorn is stuck in the middle - and none of the girls are laying. Mrs Skyline and mrs leghorn can't get anywhere near the nesting box to lay there either! She's so stubbornly broody I'm almost tempted to borrow a boy and let him run with them for a few days so at least she would be sat on something!!! However the girls are all different breeds - would this matter of dad was a different breed? I have enough space for babies and once big they can live at the farm up the road (and I would keep some) - though I have no experience of baby chicks and this is the first year of lay for the three girls.