So, I have my first broody hen. I have tried going out a couple times a day and removing her from the coop, I've tried going out every 30 min and removing her, I've tried dunking her butt in cold water....so far nothing has worked (other than getting me soaking wet from her flapping her wings in the water lol). She is a VERY timid hen, so all she does is growl at me but she never tries to peck at me or bite me, so when I grab her she lets me. I don't currently have a roo (I had one, but it as taken by a predator last fall) so there's no way she will hatch out her own eggs, but she keeps sitting on hers and anyone else's eggs, all day long. The past couple days, though, she has been sitting on nothing. Is that normal?? She always sits in the same spot on the floor of the coop, though. What if I can't get her to stop being broody? We have 21 chickens, and that is pretty much the max for our coop, so DH doesn't want to get anymore chickens. Will she eventually go back to normal, or will she lay there forever until she has chicks? Will I be forced to find some laying eggs for her? I feel so bad for her, b/c I personally understand her need for babies. Can anyone else suggest some other tips for breaking her broodiness?? If I DO end up having to get her some hatching eggs, is it true that they all have to look the same? I've heard that hens will kill any chicks that don't look like the others. I found someone near us that has Cochin hatching eggs (my hen is Cochin/Ameraucana cross), but she has a mix of different roos and hens, so they could possibly look different, so I'm not sure if those would work for what I'm needing them for. Thanks!!