I have a 1 year old black astralorp that has been like no other chicken I have ever had. She has been broody 7 different times. Today she went broody. It seems to happen every 3 or 4 weeks. I only have two hens, and one gets lonely when she decides she wants to be a mom. No roosters. I collect eggs every day and took away the ceremic eggs to show them where to lay. Every time, I have to lok her in a suspended cage for about 3 days. What can I do to prevent her from doing this??? The other hen also beats her up after every brood session and she acts flighty for a couple of days. My hens are very tame.