I have a persistently broody hen, 1 year old. We tried 3 -4 days in a wire bottom cage first (failed), so back she went for another 3 days (still broody). We let her get back in the nest box and gave a steady supply of ice-cubes, which didn't work either. Third trip in the cage, we set up a fan blowing on her underside for a few days, which did not work. Recently, we've stopped the cage, but have been bringing her outdoors whenever we are around, but now she has dropped way down on the pecking order and is constantly under attack. Will she just starve and die? I would give her a couple of eggs, but there are some problems with this: 1. rooster is essentially infertile 2. an area we sectioned off for broody purposes is already occupied by another hen and her chick (we bought hatching eggs that time) 3. I have 12 chicks waiting to go outside (hopefully into the broody pen), and I really don't want to add any more than that this year. I have the wire-bottom cage in our coop. Does it have to be in another building, so she can't see the other hens? Should I leave her in there for a week or more? I provide food and water, but she doesn't eat much and I'm afraid she'll starve. Someone needs to market a miracle hormone treatment that can be put in the water! I appreciate any advice on this subject.