This is our first year with chickens. We have eight 8.5 month old hens of different breeds. Our buff orpington has been acting broody for three days; on days 1 and 2 she laid, but no egg today. I tried taking the bedding out of her chosen nest box (we have 3), but she still wanted in there. I tried blocking it off this afternoon, but she just went into one of the other boxes. This evening I removed her and put her up on the perch after dark; I'll check later to see if she's still up there or if she went back down to a nest box (that's what she did yesterday). So, my partner doesn't want to stress her out by using a broody breaker and thinks we should let nature take its course, but I'm concerned that she'll lose weight and that could be an issue going into winter. Thoughts/opinions of more experienced chicken keepers?