Hello there, For a week I have had two broody hens: a Buff Orpington and a Black Australorp. Both of them are trying to lay in one nesting box but it normally turns out to be one laying in it and one next to it. I have tried the broody coop cage method for a couple of weeks off and on but it doesn't appear to be working. They are discouraging my other two hens from laying eggs. Our egg output has gone from three or four a day to one or two, if we are lucky. Is there another method that I should try to break these brooders? I don't have a rooster or fertilized eggs. I would like them out free ranging again. I have heard of the ice cube method but how long do you rub the ice cube and how many times? Do you do it a couple of times a day or once a day for a couple of days? Thanks for all your help!