I just purchased a new book on Mini Farming and it says that when a chicken goes broody, you are supposed to take them out of the nesting box and put them in a rabbit hutch as their "broody cage" or they will stay broody indefinitely. It says to make sure that it's a wire bottom with no litter and to keep her in it for 36 to 48 hours to break her broody cycle, or desire to sit on the eggs. It also states the obvious in saying that you want to provide adequate food and water. So....here's my question. This is my first experience ever dealing with an extremely broody baby. She is very sweet and will let me pick her up, but she does hiss and me and trill a lot too. She wants to stay in the nesting box ALL of the time, and I have to literally pick her up and move her outside of the coop with food and water in order for her to get up and stretch her legs. So it does concern me. Has anyone else ever done this to break a hen's broody cycle, and if so, is what I read in this book completely correct? I have her in the rabbit hutch right now, but did give her some time earlier to stretch her legs in the run and eat and drink and scratch at the ground. I really want to do right by her, but I also don't want to have to deal with a broody baby for months on end either. HELP! Please!