Hi all, I have a broody orpington. It's my first broody hen and I need to know how to break the cycle. They are, somewhat, free range... in the run overnight and for the first half of the day and let out in the afternoon. I realized that she was broody because she's always anxious to get out and explore. Instead she was in the nesting box and got all puffed when I reached under her. I've been using a flat paddle to gently lift her out of the box and take the egg(s). Once she's out of the box, and there's no eggs, she begrudgingly joins the others after about a minute of puffed up attitude. My question is how long do I keep doing that? Or is there a better way to break the cycle?