I have a 1 1/2 year old hen who is now broody for the second time. She started this spring, and then we moved at the end of May, and moving to a new coop snapped her out of it. She's at it again, and has been for a little more than a week. I've been taking her off the nest twice a day to make sure she eats and drinks at least a little. I don't have a rooster, and I don't need any babies right now. I know there are ways to get a hen to quit being broody, but I'd prefer to just let her do her thing and quit when she's ready. I've heard some people on BYC say that a broody can starve to death if you let her go - has anyone actually ever experienced this? Also, does anyone know how long I can expect her to be broody? At what point does it become a detriment to her health? Thanks for the advise!