Alright so being my first time with chickens knew I was going to get a broody hen at some point. I have a couple different ages in my flock and this girls is in the group that hatched Oct. 26th of last year. That makes her 7 months old a couple of days ago. She's been making an awful ruckus that last couple days when ever anyone (human or chicken) walks by the nest she's in. However, she's been getting out and playing in the run after about an hour or so. Today, same thing, fluffed up and squawking even tried to nip at me when I checked for eggs. This afternoon my 11yo son did the last check for eggs for the day and mentioned she was still in the same nest box. I went down to take a look and sure enough there she was. I checked under her and she didn't have any eggs so I pulled her out and put her down in front of the feeder. She started eating right away so hopefully I caught it early enough. What I'm wondering is, is this normal for her to go broody so soon? She's only been laying for a couple months! Do I need to break her or will removing her from the nest work well enough. I don't really have a cage big enough to break her in.