Can a hen still be broody when she's sitting on nothing? She even switched nests yesterday and our other hen laid in Henny's normal nest, but Henny stayed in Penny's nest and ignored the (unfertile) egg... I've tried dunking her in cold water, I've tried rousing her from the nest box at every chance (she's getting more grumpy about it)... I'm not overly keen to try the locking her in the cage bit . Maybe I should just get her some darn eggs but I'm not sure I trust her that this is going to last. Before I send her to chicken-prison is there anything else I can try?