So I have a very persistent GLW who is determined to go broody. I believe this is the 4th time and she is just barely over a year old. This time though is a little bit different. I had my BO hen hatch and raise chicks in the coop, and the babies are now 8 weeks old. Mama recently "abandoned" them, and it seems like the GLW has stepped in to play the foster mom roll. Well, the problem is that that means she's not laying any eggs . She clucks and "tid-bits" like a mama hen, is kind of puffy, has stopped laying, but does not spend time in the nests at all. Do I go about breaking her the same way as the other times even if she isn't wanting to spend any time on a nest? We usually put her in a 4'x4' pen alone in the shop for 3-4 days or until she lays an egg...whichever happens first.