I've had several broody hens in the past and it's been great because I've either put fertile eggs under the hen or put day old chicks at Day 21. Both those times we wanted more hens in the flock so this was a great way to do it. This time, we have a broody hen but we don't want chicks. So, we have all the normal problems of a broody hen sitting on all the other hens eggs and making it hard for them to lay (since they all want to lay in the same box) broken eggs, etc. It's a real pain. But, at this point, we're about two weeks into this, and I really don't want to deal with the hassle of trying to break her. What can I expect will happen from here on out if I just let her go through her broody stage? By day 21 she'll be expecting eggs to hatch, obviously they won't, and then what? Will she just give up eventually and start laying again or keep sitting waiting for them to hatch past day 21? I feel bad for not "fulfilling" her hormonal obligation to be a mom, but we can't deal with more hens in the flock at this time. Thanks.