Help!!!!! I've got two girls that have gone broody. They're refusing to leave the nest even though they're not sitting on anything (except each other!) and are not laying. This has been going on for about 2 weeks now - I was leaving them to it to start with figuring they'd get over it when they realised they've got no eggs under them but no, they're persistant little ladies. I tried the water in a bucket thing yesterday but it hasnt helped. I'm now removing them from the nest box every time they go back in it. Will this behaviour wear off??!!! We dont want any extras at this stage so leaving them with a couple of eggs to hatch out isnt really an option. One of course is a silkie - silly little mum. And the other is a bantam of some kind, not sure exactly what. The flock is free range during the day. I dont wanna shut the pen off completely to them all cos then the others wont be able to get in to lay. I know there are theories about putting them in a separate pen but we dont have anything like that available. Any other suggestions? Should I just keep up with the water baths??!!