I'm new to chickens, we got our current girls as hatchlings last spring. I've had a few girls go broody over winter and two who are broody now. We have no rooster and I take the eggs away. So they are currently sitting on golf balls. My question is, is there a certain length of time they go broody for? I feel bad for them and am thinking about buying some hatching eggs for them. But I would hate it if they got off the nest before they had a chance to hatch.