My little SS 8-month old pullet Linda went broody for the second time last week. I've always been able to break a broody with the open-mesh bottom cage treatment in no more than three days. But Linda finally broke after five days (60 hours) in the cage. I felt convinced she was good to go after three days, but she maintained her broody crankiness and made right for the nest box the minute I would turn her loose. So back into the cage she went, and I tried her out again the next day, but she was still as broody as ever. So this morning, after five nights and four days in the cage, she has finally forgotten what she went into the coop for, and goes right back out again. This is going to be a career broody hen, so I think I'll start collecting some fertile eggs for her to sit on along about ten days before she goes broody again in thirty days. Why fight it? What's the longest it took you to break a broody?