I've got a broody hen. I'm trying to break her habit. I told my daughter (whose 9) and my nephew (whose 7) and my son (whose 5) that when they see her in the nest box they need to pick her up and take her out outside the coop and see if they can get her to eat. Basically just get her out of the box. Well, my Grannie just called. She said the kids decided instead of taking her out of the box they want baby chicks so they gathered all the eggs and put them under her!!! What to do? Will the hen stay on there the entire time? I'm not opposed to having one (out of 19) going broody, but what if another one gets the "fever." and what happens if she doesn't stay on the eggs? dang it. why can't the kids just be happy with the chicks we have (bought from a breeder)????