My almost year old bantam cochin has been in a small crate and is still broody for a week now. The crate is up on bricks and has a metal cookie rack on the bottom, no bedding. I have a 2x4 for her to roost on. She has food and water in it. She doesn't roost on the 2x4, she sits on the grate like she's sitting on a nest even though the area is very small. I let her out with the other ones twice a day to forage and get exercise. She will eat a bit, drink a bit and poop. I have the run door closed or she'll go into the nest box. After she's done eating, etc. she runs around outside of the enclosure jumping at the hardware cloth trying to get back in, clucking and clucking. I've tried putting her on the roost at night on a couple days when she seemed like she was getting better, but she jumps right down and goes in the nest box. Even when I moved her at midnight, hoping she'd be sound asleep. Today when I picked her up she felt lighter and I realized I can feel her breast bone. I gave her some scrambled egg and she gobbled it down, thank goodness. I'm also worried about her feet getting hurt on the grate since she's sitting on it most of the time. So tonight I just let her be in the nest box. I put a bowl of moistened feed next to her and a small feeder and waterer are right outside the nest box. I'll give her more egg tomorrow. She's the lowest in the pecking order and the others (there are only 3 others) have been horrible to her when I let her out. They don't want her to eat at all. I let her out this evening by herself but she still wasn't interested in eating her normal feed. So what do I do about her? Will she eventually stop being broody on her own since the crate doesn't seem to be working? What other foods can I give her if she won't eat her feed?