I have a teeny tiny little black silkie who started laying on July 4th. She laid an egg every single day until about July 25rd at which point she started to show signs of going broody. We tried putting a bag of ice in her nesting box but she just sat on the floor of the coop instead. (At first I put her little egg on top of the ice but she rolled it away which was pretty stinkin' adorable.) We are now on the wire bottom cage tactic. She is in a wire dog crate that has a wire bottom about 2" off the ground. It's in a very well lit room. The cage does have a roost but now she seems to be broody ON the roost! She has food and water in the cage and will only eat it if I physically take her off the roost and put her in front of the dish. I've also taken her out of the cage a few times a day and put her outside with the other girls- she runs around the yard, eats grass, poops, drinks water, etc for about 30 minutes and then wants to come back in. Should I take the roost out? I'm running out of ideas.