Awhile back, one of our BYC members, Bantamwyandotte, posted a broody cure utilizing ice. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6363775 The theory behind this unusual method of breaking a broody is to cool down the body temperature of the broody, thus short-circuiting the broody urge. Today I had an eleven-month old pullet go broody for her second time, so I decided to give this ice cure a whirl. It certainly seemed easy enough - I just slipped an ice pack into the nest under little Su-su, and she seemed happy enough to sit on it. It sure beats the agonizing imprisonment for three days in a broody cage. I really didn't expect it to work because I had tried soaking another broody in a cold bath a few weeks back, and it was a dismal failure. But when I returned to the coop a few hours later, prepared to exchange the ice pack for a fresh one, my little Su-su hopped off the nest and the half-melted ice pack, and she never returned! Now you might argue that Su-su wasn't really broody. I assure you that I know broody! Su-su had been moping around for the past few days, muttering the "broody cluck" softly under her breath, and she was showing signs of irritability. Today, when she planted herself on the nest after laying her egg, she flattened herself out, head down, and puffed up like an angry badger, chirring a warning when any other hen or I came near. Su-su was broody. And now Su-su is cured! It was so easy! I didn't have to do anything! All it took was sitting on an ice pack for a few hours and it was over! Amazing! Thanks Bantamwyandotte!