One of our new layers is a Mottled Java. She started laying on about the first of September and laid an egg a day. After about only ten days, she didn't lay for a couple of days, then laid one more and quit entirely and got broody. Now for the last two weeks she has been camped out in one of the nesting boxes and trying to guard the other girls eggs. Two of the other three 5 month old hens are laying every day, and I am expecting the freeloader to start any day. She is sitting in there day and night and hardly ever comes out even to eat or drink. She still looks healthy although I think she has lost a little weight. So I guess my question is, do I just wait her out or is there something I should do to break the broodiness? We are still pretty new to this so any advice would be terrific. Thanks everyone!