I have two hens that are sisters they have always shared a nesting box they take turns, well 17 days ago one of the hens went broody and we soon realized that she was still allowing her sister to lay her eggs their needless to say we have a mountain of eggs going lol some of the eggs are due to be hatching soon and we are wondering how long does a hen stay broody is she going to sit there until all the eggs are hatched because everyday her sister leaves her a new one to hatch, do i need to move her sister? what do i do? the broody hen is coming out daily to drink and fluff in the dirt and i have food and water right next to her. how long will she stay there? is the broody hen still adding to the pile of eggs daily? will they just stay broody and keep laying eggs to hatch I want them back to normal they were our best layers!