Hi all! First let me introduce myself. I'm Sara and my husband and I are on our second flock of chickens. Oh how I love their silly antics. We started our flock in June when we moved to a small family farm in the country. We started out with 20 cornish cross and 5 auracana's. We slaughtered off all but two of the cornish cross (we wanted to keep a rooster and we wanted to keep one girl that would cuddle with him) We quickly learned that keeping the cornish was a bad idea and got rid of our rooster. We still have "hen-hen" the girl cornish cuz...we just can't get rid of her. She's so pretty. (lol...) So all of our girls have been laying eggs for a couple of months. One of our aunacana's has decided she's broody. I was originally happy about this but we have no rooster (though I do suppose the jury is out...hubby thinks we have a rooster but I can't desern which chicken as everyone looks like hens and doesn't crow...) We took all the fake eggs out of the laying nests, we clear out the eggs multiple times a day and keep putting Hawkie (the broody chicken) down by the food and keep trying to get her out of her broody behavior. She's thinning out quite a bit and doesn't seem to want to not be broody! She'll sit even when there's no eggs under her and has been this way for a few weeks. I'm getting worried about her and the book I have says that she may just die from broodiness!! We want a mama bird but...again, we've got nothing for her to mama just now...help?