I have my first broody - Bonnie. I've read a lot of the prior posts on how to break her - and I just want to know if overall I'm doing the right thing. If not, please let me know!. Two days ago, I got a wire dog kennel (Large) out and set it up on 2x4s. I put a piece of hardware fabric on the bottom. Then I put in a quarter piece of split log, food and water...and put a partial covering on top with a tarp. It's located under a big tree right next to my chicken tractor. I moved her in there (after much screaching and growling). After 24 hours - late in the afternoon yesterday - I let her out to free range with the girls for a bit. She immediately dove into a dust bath and luxuriated for 1/2 an hour. Then she hung out with the girls a little while. But, I kept my eye on her and after a total of about an hour, she was back in the tractor on the "nest" again. So I took her out and put her back in the kennel for another 24 hours. Repeated the same thing this afternoon and she did almost exactly what she did yesterday. First, am I making a mistake by letting her out for a bit each day to free-range with the others? Second, when will I know that she's sitting on the nest to actually start laying again vs. being broody? Third, might she lay in the kennel when she's done being broody? Thanks for any help!