My pullet, Matilda, has decided that the middle of December is the time to go broody. I've basically been keeping her in a crate until the others lay their eggs (she wont let them into the adjoining nest boxes) and then let her brood her invisible eggs, figuring she'll snap out of it on her own when she's ready. I wasnt counting on the completely naked belly that she plucked for herself. SO- given that I live in Connecticut, and its December (with a frigid cold snap about a month away), what do I do? I can try to break her of the broodiness, but if I'm successful then she'll be running around with a naked belly until her feathers come back in (how long does that take, BTW?)... in January. Wont she freeze? Will I have to bring her in? I dont particularly want to do that, but I can if I have to... and if it comes to that, I may as well get her some eggs to sit on. *sigh* silly bird!