I have 4 broody hens. The one that has been sitting the longest is the Buff Chantecler. Late in May, we put "Buffy" in a wire bottom cage for a few days. It did not work, so we tried again, but with a fan underneath her. That didn't work either, and then I read that it might take 2 weeks in the cage (we were doing 3-4 days). After 2 weeks in the cage, she would not give up. We even tried ice cubes under her. Finally, in exasperation, I contacted my friend with chickens. He thinks the cage treatment is mean. He told me to let them sit, collect the eggs every day, and they should be done sitting in 30 - 40 days. So, here I am 40 days later, and she is still sitting. I guess I don't mind particularly that she is not giving off eggs, but still, I worry about what will happen to her. How common is it for a broody to just keeping sitting? Do many hens die this way, or will she likely snap out of it someday? Not sure there is a solution. I'm hoping tomorrow is the day she gets off the nest!