We have a Rhode Island Red, Ruby, that is broody. I've tried everything Ice packs, separate cage, boot her out all the time. She won't take no for an answer. So tomorrow I pick up some fertile eggs to let her hatch Naked Neck X Bresse parents, have bow ties. We recently lost two very fluffy Australorps to the heat. The 2 NN's we have are doing quite well so we're slowly making a change to these exclusively. I love the way they look! Ruby is nesting in a box about 15 inches above the dirt floor so I'm going to move her. I have a wire crate to put her in, on the floor, but I'm debating about a towel or something to cover the sides and top. It's pretty hot here right now. Will work on that in the morning. I'm leaving her in with the flock as she's #2 in the pecking order for good reason. Her sister the pigeon slayer is first I've never done this before. I've had tons of baby pigeons, kittens, puppies, humans. Well ok only a couple of humans. Never a broody chicken though. This will be a first for all of us. Oldest GS is super excited I have an incubator on standby but I think one of the NN'S may be going broody again too so it might not be necessary Will see where she is tomorrow morning and how serious she is.