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All this hot weather has turned half my flock broody. A lovely stuffy nest box must be the ideal place to sit and hatch a clutch of eggs! Have you ever tried to lift a broody hen out of her nest box to then place her outside where hopefully the fresh air will get her out of being broody? She sits in the same position on the ground for a while and then scuttles back to her cosy box. I've even tried closing the hen house door so she can't get back in but she just sits tight somewhere cosy till I let her back in at bed time. I've been battling with two particularly stubborn Orpington females for weeks now!