We have 6 hens of various varieties that are between 9 mos. and nearly 1 year. We have no rooster, as we want these for pets/ egg layers only. This past week our Jersey Black Giant has gone loco (ie broody ::wink:. She is sitting in the 'favorite' nest box and won't get off the others' eggs. She hasn't pecked/ bitten me yet...and I just push her off each day...but she is getting harder and harder to push off. Today I pushed her off and into the coop and she just stayed where she landed, trance-like. First...Do you think she will start biting me? LOL. I am wondering when I should start wearing gloves, haha. They are all hand-raised and allow us to pick them up all the time...but she is "fluffing up" instead of squating when we come near her. Second...How do you get your broodies off so you can gather the eggs for eatin'??? Third... Are Jersey Giants known to be broody? What others are commonly broody without a rooster? (We currently have 2 BR, 1JG, 1 Light Brahma, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Easter Egger, and 4 polish hen chicks.) Thank you- from a first time chicken owner !!