OK, Misty, my Houdan, is now going into week 4 of acting broody. She is a bit less obsessive about sitting in the nestbox, but still spends most of her day in there as far as I can tell. The other 4 are out freeranging while I'm at work. I always find her sitting when I get home. I put her on the roost at night but find her back on the box in the morning when I let them out. I take her off the nest and she joins the others for breakfast and is drinking & eating but still bogarting everyone's eggs. She, of course, is not laying She doesn't object when I remove the eggs, but is perfectly happy to sit on nothing. If I kick her out she'll spend some time wandering around but inevitably head back to her nest after a little while (10 min?) She is still bald on her belly, there is scattered down growing back, just no feathers. I keep comparing her weight to the others, but they are heavier breeds & she has always been slimmer. As far as I can tell she is not overly thin now. I've considered locking her out of the coop - in the yard while the others are out, with food & water, of course - so she can't use the nestbox. County Fair opens this week & I also admit to thinking about talking to the 4H kids with Ameraucanas to see if I can get her some fertilized eggs to hatch. I wouldn't mind adding a couple of those to my flock. Is there any harm in letting her continue acting broody?