ok so I have had one hen acting broody since I got her. I was warned that she had been acting that way with the old owner but I figured she would get over this eventually. Well heck she hasn't. I kept taking the eggs away and she just kept trying. Went to the point of building a nest under stuff in the yard and hiding her little eggs. So I found the eggs when I watched her carefully. She went regular to turn them or to lay. Anywho I set her up in a nestbox with her eggs and figured they probably won't hatch in this much heat but maybe she will chill out and stop attacking if she is busy in her nest. She is now up to 17 eggs. She is still turning them. She is still attacking. She has taken to hissing like a mommy goose. She attacks the rooster and anything else that gets near but she is not sitting on the eggs now. Just guarding them. What is going on. She sat like a little mad woman for over a month and now that she has eggs she turns and guards but does not sit. My fear is if I take these away babies might already be forming. Its bloody mid 90's out there with wicked high humidity so who knows how much the index is. What is this chicken doing and how do I make her stop and what do i do with all these eggs. Btw I think all the hens are laying in her nest now and she is tending the eggs. I am getting no eggs from the other hens for the last week since I moved her nest. Ideas? Next time I will jsut be mean and take all her eggs.