I have two broody hens. One Barred Rock and one Partridge Rock. In May the BR went broody and I gave her five chicks to hatch which are growing up fine. After two weeks she kinda ditched them... that bad momma... and is now broody again. She must have encouraged the other hen to go broody because they are both now so determined and it's been about a week. How do I break two broody hens at once? Won't they egg (pun intended) each other on? I've tried taking them off their nests to be with the rest of the flock (they are fully free range with a hutch to nest and sleep in at night), that didn't work. I dunked them in the swimming pool to baptize them of broodiness: that didn't work. I put them both in a dog crate for the day with food and a roosting bar: that didn't work, as soon as they went back in the hutch at night they saw the fake eggs and the nests and would not stop laying on them. Help! It's summer and they really should be out enjoying the sun and working a tan, not cooped up laying on fake eggs! Oh my silly hens!