Hi. We started on BYC looking at coop design last year. Now we have a great coop in the shed and 9 chickens. Getting about 5 eggs a day now-- lots of fun, especially watching our "special" Silkie, "Fluffy." Question #1: Martha is broody and won't get off the nest. How long will this last and should I be doing anything for/to her? I do not want baby chicks this winter. Question #2: Some yayhoo chicken is pooping in one of the nesting boxes. Any suggestions as to why this is happening and what I could do to stop it? I look forward to hearing from and sharing with you.