So I have 3 bantam hens - 2 of which take turns being broody. About a month ago, I found a hidden clutch of 8 eggs which we removed and blocked entrance to, but that hen Princess has remained broody and unless we lift her out of the nest box and make her go out, she sits there in a trance. Initially I did the ice bath thing with her multiple times each day for about 5 days, but it didn't help, so I figured I'd just let her go with it. but now it is 4 weeks and she seems to be more into it than ever. When we lock her out of the coop for a while, she paces, clucks, and is totally frantic - she hardly eats, drinks or poops now. So this morning, my other girl Amelia started to do the trance in the nest box thing. But I am concerned because she just came out of being broody 4 weeks ago and has only been laying eggs now for about 2 weeks. I gave her an ice bath and think I will do the cage too and see if I treat her aggressively, we can break her right away. What to do about the other little one who is so persistent. Hatching eggs or putting in some newly hatched chicks under her are not an option. My poor little hen is getting skinnier and skinnier. I'm about at my whit's end.