My big white chook has been brooding for approx a week now right under the house at the back. I have crawled under twice now dragging her out and tried all the techniques. Dunked her in cold water but I think she liked that because it was a hot day. I have locked her up only for her to fret too much. Then one day she came out on her own and I thought I had sealed up all the entrances only to find she had torn down a sealed wire, very determined. I bought 3 chickens at $15 each (one died, how rude!!) but I couldn't get her to nest again. I have given up but apparently when she does leave the nest one of the dogs will steal an egg for a snack. Talk about a circus. I now have 2 extra babies who hate me and a chicken who shares under the house with the dogs!!! I am too tall,fat and old (60) to crawl under the house again so if she ever comes out I shall keep you informed or if she dies she will be a snack for the dogs!!!