It has been three nights and four day since I locked me sweet Cochin in a cage hanging up in my coop. The cage has food and water, but no bedding (and is light and overlooks the chicken yard. She seems so depressed (or is it me?). The one thing I may be doing that is messing this up is in the evening I take her out of the cage and allow her to walk aroung the yard (no access to nesting boxes). She pecks around a bit, but stays close to the coop with the rest of the broody ones, and when I open the door to the nests, she goes in and tries to get in, I imediately pick her up and put her back in the cage. Please help me, I am almost to the point of letting her be broody, but 1/2 my flock is broody and I am not getting any more eggs. Will anyone die from being broody? Am I doing the right thing? Thanks!