I have a perpetually broody silkie (tho she's not my only perpetual brooder). I just purchased a wire bottom cage and she is in it. She is EXTREMELY unhappy. I even gave her scrambled eggs to try to appease her (and make myself feel less guilty). She is acting a bit violent in the cage, thrashing about and whatnot. Its the first time any of my chickens have had wire under their feet and I am worried about having her in there. I want to break her broodiness, but I can't stand for my chickens to be unhappy. What do you all suggest? Its a very big cage and I have it under cover, but its all wire. I also have 2 other broodies sitting on some quail eggs in the closed portion of the wire cage. Her sister Silkiie and my cochin bantam. I have tried giving her eggs before, but she just wants to be broody, not actually set the eggs I've given her in the past.