I have a broody RSL. She is just about one year old and even though we have five girls and no rooster she has gone broody. So much for picking birds for their characteristics. I have a small tractor and the girls free range during the day. I can't lock her out of the nesting box because it's the only one for all five girls. I do have an upper level of my yard fenced where I used to keep the dog contained so I didn't have to poop scoop a full half acre. It's a nice sized side yard. I have put the broody girl in the side yard with some food and water to see if not being able to get back to the nesting box will break the broodyness but so far all she is doing is pacing back and forth in front of the fence doing the soft cluck, cluck, cluck in her throat. The other girls are not happy she is locked in there alone and I am starting to wonder if the constant pacing is doing more harm than good. Has anyone tried containing a broody in a yard area away from the coop to break it? Did it work or will she just have massive thighs after this?