My dilemma is this: I have a year and a half old, Silkie hen named Minnie. She went broody when she was about 8 months old at her previous owners home (who had roosters). She hatched one chick, but eventually it got nabbed by a raccoon. When she came to live with me (I don't have roosters), she went broody (on her own eggs) the day she got here (her eggs were fertile from her previous home). She hatched 7 chicks and they are now living at their new home. Then she went broody again and hatched two chicks (I bought fertile eggs from a friend). They are 3 months old, and are almost ready to go to their new home. Now, I think she wants to go broody again! I've tried to break her, but I don't have the heart, and can't seem to do anything to accomplish my goal. Keep in mind the only eggs she's ever laid here at my house, were the the 7 eggs that eventually became chicks! I've been thinking of re-homing her, since she isn't show quality, but I've grown to love her. Is there anything I can do to keep her from going broody? I don't leave eggs in the nest boxes, or anything, to "help" her go broody. Thanks in advance! Here she is being her stubborn old broody self.