When a hen goes “Broody” that means they are feeling “Motherly” and want to set on some eggs to hatch out new babies. Many times that is a good thing, and folks let them do just that… to get new chickens for meat, for sale, or to replace some older hens or roosters.
Sometimes, it’s not desired. If not, she will need that hormonal, motherly instinct to be broken.
Here’s what worked for me.