Well, wouldn't you know it, the year we don't have a rooster, and now I have two broody hens! They are driving me crazy! They have been broody for weeks now, and nothing I can do seems to shake it out of them! I shoo them from the nest every time I see them in there, and I have seperated them and moved them to another coop thinking that would break them. However, once I move them back they go right back into the next box, clucking and cooing as if they never left. They don't lay eggs anymore and it is killing me! They are both Buckeyes that I bought as hatching eggs from a breeder (so this trait would be great if you wanted to breed), and they are only a little over a year old. What else can I do to break them from this?!? I am annoyed that I may go the rest of this summer without eggs from them. They didn't even start laying until they were a year old (this spring), and if they molt and stop laying for the fall than IMO they are not really worth keeping. I have NEVER had a hen with such strong broodiness, and now I have two- UGH! Suggestions anyone?