I went back and read a bunch of threads and I remain confused. If I keep taking the eggs - she'll get the idea or I need to "break" the broodiness. I have found both recommendations which is true? I don't want to let a hatch happen until spring so I am taking the eggs. A half hour or sa after I take them she hops down. But, the next day she seems to collect them all again and try again. Yesterday one hen got ON TOP of the broody and laid her egg! Is that an offering? Do the other hens give her their eggs or is she moving them all into one nest on her own?? Can someone tell me or send me a link to a whole broody page or cycle?