My barnevelder, Lacy, started laying about a month ago (still young). She usually takes a while to lay her eggs and sets on her nest daily, even when she doesn't lay an egg (she'll set 7 days a week, but only gives me 3-4 eggs). I don't think she's laid any in the last few days and today, she's been on her nest for 6 hours now. I reached under her to remove another hen's egg (green, so not hers), and the only 'eggs' left under her are 2 golf balls. She doesn't want to get off them. We don't have any roosters and it gets hot here in Phx, so I don't really want her brooding. To top it off, I was trying to cut down on the amount of chickens and I have and sell a few laying hens. If she is trying to go broody, will she snap out of it when placed in a new home? I don't want to sell someone a non-laying hen, when they're expecting a laying hen. I have no experience in this area. I remove eggs from the nest a few times a day and there's never been more than 4-5 eggs on there at one time (including the 2 golfballs that live there). Will a hen actually go broody on such a small clutch? Can I just remove her from the nest and snap her out of it? Should I keep her and try to find her some fertile eggs to set on or will the heat be too hard on her?