One of our hens has gone broody. We are trying to figure out what to do, if we want to let her hatch some eggs, or if we want to try to get her over it. What are the pros and cons or allowing a broody hen to hatch eggs. New chicks is both a pro and a con for us, since we are stretched to the limit and can't really accommodate more chickens. While it would be cool to see the whole egg/hatch thing, it will be hard for Barg to give away any chicks that might happen to hatch. Is there an impact to their health for letting her or not letting her hatch eggs? What will happen to the pecking order while she is broody? She is the top in our flock. If she is out of sight for a while, will they develop a new pecking order? The eggbox she is in is the one that all the hens have picked as their favorite. What happens when the other chickens want to lay? Will they try to push her out, or will they automatically gravitate toward the other box. We have never had any of them lay in our other nestbox. Thanks for any input.