We have a Buff Orpington who went broody about three months ago; we put some CX chicks under her and a Wyandotte who was also broody, and they raised them well. The BO stayed with the chicks for over a month, before slowly losing interest and rejoining the flock. Now she's broody again! And REALLY stubborn about it - we've had her in a "broody breaker" cage for four days now, and she's still in the trance most of the time. Anyone have any other tips to help break her of it? This is way too late to be raising more chicks and we are done with that for the year anyway! To make matters worse, my wife just informed me that the Welsummer hen has also gone broody, for something like the third time this year. In early Spring she went broody for about a week or more, then snapped out of it on her own. Then a couple of months later she did it again, and we broke her in the cage, which only took a couple of days - she's kind of high-strung and easily upset. Now she's back in the cage, with the BO... I hope they don't encourage each other! Somebody once mentioned they use aspirin to break broodiness - on the theory that it lowers the fever which accompanies the hormone shift. Anyone know maore about that?