I am having a bit of a problem in that my chickens seem to love going broody. I know this may not sound like a problem to most, but I only have 6 laying hens, (lots of little ones not yet laying) and from the 6 I have had 3 go broody on me, all summer. The 3 have hatched out 7 clutches this summer, and I have 2 hens sitting on the same clutch right now (only because I refused to one of them sit on her own so she joined the other hen). So the question is, how can I influence my girls to stop mothering their babies? I have already tried taking away eggs but then they seem to stop laying and run from nest to nest when the others lay, for weeks. Any suggestions?