I posted a few weeks back about my broody silkiexhen. I tried to break her about a week and a half ago by placing her in a wire rabbit cage for 36hours with no bedding but food and water. When I went to coop to check on her she was pacing back in forth wanting to get out. Placed her back in run with others and she acted normal that afternoon. Dusting bathing, eating hanging out with flock mates. I thought she was cured. Later that day she was back at it. My question is do I have to try again to break her? I don't care so much about the egg production as her health. Will she lose weight and get deconditioned over time if she is only coming out to feed twice a day when I kick her out of nest box to collect the eggs. I am in NH and the weather has been unseasonable mild still but obviously expected to get cold as months go on. It's just a pain because my rabbit cage is rather large and it takes up alot of space in the storage side of my coop to have her in there to break the broodiness.