I have 5 laying hens. Three of them are in a constant broody rotation. I have had at least two brooding at the same time for the last week. One of them is on her 3rd round of broodiness in a few months. I separate the offender for a few days to break her, then another one goes right in the cage in her place. Their egg production is minimal and it effects all the other birds. Is there a way to discourage broodiness from even starting or is it just the birds' dispositions? I'm getting really frustrated and am tempted to rehome all three of them. I have a friend with chickens that has never had a broody. Why are mine so crazy?