Apparently to break a broody hen, put her in the brooder coop/pen with eggs. She was broody for weeks and it was near impossible to break her. So we gave in and gave her eggs. She sat on the them for a week, then we carefully (reading BYC posts for guidance) moved her and her eggs to the brooder coop/pen (a section at the back of the pic run that can be sectioned off...it has the old coop in there, which is now the brooder coop). Knowing that that coop is a little chillier than the big coop, we added a 250 watt heat lamp, which makes it plenty warm in there. Well, she didn't like the whole idea. She broke one egg fussing around and abandoned the nest. So DH put with the rest of the flock again. She found 3 new eggs and sat on them. DH moved her and her new eggs back to the brooder coop and, again, she decided "no thanks". So, now she is back with the flock, sleeping on the roost and I haven't even seen her in the coop at all today. If we don't want her to hatch eggs next time she goes broody, I will stick her and her eggs in the brooder coop.