I have a hen. She has gone broody. However, she has gone broody in a nesting box with an imitation egg. I put those in the nesting boxes when I first started my flock so they knew where to put their eggs. I worked great. Now, I have an EE, who has decided to monopolize a nesting box, while trying to hatch a wooden egg. I have introduced her to the new rooster. He clucked around her, after she was removed from the box so she could eat. Rather than trying to mate, she decided to bump chests with him. He said, essentially, "the heck with this," and found himself a willing partner who was being a little less mental. I think I am going to have to take out the wooden egg out of that box. Maybe she will get a hint.