A few weeks ago I had 2 hens go broody. They wouldn't leave the nest until I kicked them out once a day. Then last week I had a third go broody. This was too much as I only have 6 hens. At the same time I am caring for a neighbor who badly broke her ankle. I have her in my home as I have no stairs that have to be climbed. I really didn't have the time to get the cage with the wire bottom out, raise it on blocks, and set it up to break the broody hens. Not having the time is the reason I did not do anything when the first 2 went broody. I started thinking about what else I could do. Came up with an idea. Took rectangular short plastic food storage containers and filled them with ice. Figured that would cool the breasts on those hens. If they wanted to be broody they would have to sit on the cold container. Replaced the ice every day. Now it is 4 days later. All the hens are out and about doing regular chicken things. None are sitting in the nest boxes even though I took the containers out of 2 nest boxes yesterday and only left a container in the 3rd nest box. I am eagerly waiting to see if they begin to lay again soon.