I had a hen go broody and I tried EVERYTHING. I finally I put her in an old dog crate with the bottom cut out if it. I put frozen items (from a 'keep cold' pack) under the cut out bottom. I fed her and kept her there for the better part of a week. She kept making all the 'broody' sounds and kept acting broody. I finally gave up and let her out. That is when I discovered that she was no longer broody. So how does one tell that the broodiness is over? I missed it.