i have 3 hens and a rooster, rhode island reds (2 hens, rooster, about 25 weeks old) and a silkie pullet at 15 weeks i noticed that one RIR hen always go broody (even if theres no egg!) : , about four times now. but the other just keeps on laying and laying. why is she like that? its very hard to break that habit. what can i do to just keep her laying and not to brood? and i know that will deal with the same problem to my silkie when she grows up. is there a way or a routine to keep them from brooding? and if theres none, is there a routine to stop that? i mean like when they're laying eggs everyday and i notice that they're getting broody (in the first day for example), wht should i do to stop that and to keep them from stopping laying eggs? i hope that there are solutions for this. thanks for you replies.