My Light Brahmas are going broody one by one. One two weeks ago, One last week, another this week, another today. The first one who went broody about two weeks ago had 18 eggs under her today. The other hens are laying their eggs in her box probably on top of her and the eggs are rolling down under her. She had so many eggs under her that four were sticking out and not covered well. Can I replace the new broody hens eggs with golf balls. Will she lay on them or will she know they are not eggs. I would like to take the eggs away from the chicken who went broody today before they develop any more. Will that work. How long does the average hen stay broody? help me!