I have a broody Rhode Island Red. She is hogging the favorite nest. I have even tried putting her in a different nest box with a fertilized egg and she returns right back to the favorite. Sometimes there will be 3 chickens in one box to lay their eggs. How long does the broodiness last? Does anyone know....Do they continue to lay eggs during this time. I do not believe that she is laying right now. Egg production is way down. It has been going on for about 6 weeks. Any thoughts.