I have a ameraucana (ee) girl who has been broody now for quite a while -- had a hidden nest which we moved her off of, gave her the wire cage treatment for about 36 hours, but then we had a cold snap and I felt bad and let her back in the coop. It was down in the single digits at night and she was alone in the cage on our covered but outside porch. She was pretty docile initially when she was back in the coop, but now is doing the growling, aggressive thing, when we move her out of the nest box, or reach in to get the eggs that the others have laid there. The girls were free-ranging until a couple of weeks ago all day, but due to the weather, darkness and our work schedules -- off to work in the dark and back home at dark -- we are keeping them in the enclosed coop/run unless we are home. She will come out and scratch around early in the morning with the others when physically removed out of the nest box, but I assume that she goes back and stays there for most of the day after she has done her eat, drink, poor, flap her wings thing. She also sleeps in the nest box these days. So my big question is, will she snap out of it on her own or not. I hate to isolate her again -- makes me feel mean in the winter, but she is continuing after at least 3 weeks that we are aware of. ( we found 8 eggs in her hidden nest, so she must have been doing this for longer than that as they had been confined to the run for a week prior to our locating the nest.) She was broody in the summer as well and I wondered if hormonally she will just tend to continue to do this over and over. We are thinking that we will get eggs to put under her in the Spring, as she seems to be the mother hen type. Help!