I raised the two silkies so I could hatch eggs in the spring from breeders of chicken types I want more of. My splash silkie has gone broody. She is sitting on a nest non-stop. Problem: # 1 I do not want any chicks because the only rooster is a banty gold neck d'uccle # 2 it's winter # 3 She is sitting on 2 golf balls and an egg - I take the egg daily- stays on golf balls. Sometimes she switches to the next nest - also has 2 golf balls and what ever the other chickens lay which I take. Will it hurt her health to be broody? I pick her up and put her in the run, she drinks some water, does not appear to stop to eat and goes back on a nest. It's very cute but I don't want her sick. I don't want to remove the golf balls because all my hens lay in the nests next to golf balls keeping everything clean, will she just tire of it on her own when nothing hatches?