Hi just have a question, I have a very broody RIR hen who is displaying herself to a very eager RIR rooster. She has been sitting in her box, hissing and "barking" at me and I have been taking the eggs out from under her, they are fertile as I have noticed the white dot in the yolk. I actually have to pick her out of the box to drink and eat. My question is, is it cruel or harmful in anyway to stop a broody hen from doing what is natural? And by me stopping her from hatching chicks will this effect her later on if when the time is right to breed. Please any replay will be much appreciated.