Last year my neighbor gave me 7 chickens that were almost egg laying age. One of the best laying chickens turned broody in mid-April. There are no roosters so no chicks will ever hatch. When the egg breaks that she is laying on she will sit on one of the other chicken's eggs. I let her have only one to sit on so as not to waste too many eggs.
The chickens live in a 10' x 10' coup with an opening that leads to a 10' x 16' fenced play area. I can't do free range due to too many predators, which includes my dog.
I thought about buying a couple of chick at the local feed store but the owner said that my area is too small.
Is there something that I should be doing or just let her sit in that nest box week after week? (The nest box is a strip of 5 openings.)