I think I have a broody hen, I would have welcomed it a couple of months ago but I just hatched 23 chicks 4 weeks ago. I went to the coop this afternoon to collect eggs like I do every day at 4 and noticed a hen in a nesting box so I waited an hour and checked again, she was still there, waited an hour more, still there, I repeated till 9, still there, I felt under her and she had 4 eggs and she pecked at me. This never happened with her before so I think she is broody. My question is if she is still on the eggs in the morning can I break her of her broodiness by pulling the eggs or should I just let her be? will she give up if I pull the eggs?