Our Silver Laced Wyandotte has been acting broody. We have a small flock 6 Hens, no Roosters. From what I have read, a broody hen will lay in the nesting box for hours, days even, then have that kind of creepy chicken growl and pecking at anyone coming near! She is being pecked at by the others more lately too. Now the others won't go into the nesting area, and they are all sleeping in different areas because of this. I have read a few methods to breaking the broody hen. I can't imagine having to dunk her in water, so went with the isolate her in a crate, where she can see the others, no bedding, just food and water. The water is spilled, food dish a mess, and she is extremely anxious. I would imagine this is the point, but is it? Her crate is placed where for the most part she can see the others, if they aren't in the run or laying (now that they can). They are all fairly young, none even1 yr yet. Never did stop laying this winter. Should I just leave her like this for the day, or put her with the others later this evening and see how she does? Kind of sad to do. Then I wonder will the rest of the flock pick on her more when she is put back. Thanks for any suggestions and confirmation that this is a method that should work.