I am a new chicken Momma with my oldest girls being 40 weeks. I have 2 silkies that are 30 weeks old. Last week, I noticed my Silkie Ruby spending all her time in the nesting box. Being new to all of this it took several days for me to figure out that she was broody and a few more to figure out that removing her 50 times a day was not going to break her. I set up a cage and got her in and all was going well until her sister, Fluff, went broody the next day. I plopped her in the cage with Ruby as soon as I noticed her behavior. I have tried reading but haven't been able to find the answer to my question: Can 2 broody hens be placed in the same broody breaker? And a second question- Can they be let out into the yard to free range if they do not have access to the nesting boxes or should they strictly be in the cage? Thanks in advance for the help. I always learn so much here.