Hi! I have done a search on breaking broodies and have gotten a ton of info, which has been great! But I'm still confused! LOL. I have 4 hens and a rooster. Only 3 of the hens are laying (they are 6 months old) and I have two nesting boxes. I noticed about 4 days ago my Silkie/Wyandotte mix sat in the nesting box a lot. Yesterday it dawned on me that she had gone broody! Duh! So I got her out and collected the very warm eggs (they were laid that morning and she had been sitting on them all day). I dont want baby chicks now since I feel it is too late in the season and these babies wont make it outside and I cant have them inside. I read I should take the nest away so I did. She just sat in the other nest. My question is, how do I discourage her yet, give my other girls a place to lay? If I leave just one nest will they kick her out to lay? Will they start laying on the coop floor? I'm not sure what to do. I want to break her since she isn't taking many poo or food breaks; but I dont want to mess my other girls up. Also, can I still eat the eggs that were hot? Do they go bad in that high temperature? Help!