I like to carry my chicken around for 10 or 15 minutes while I make my rounds in the garden to “air her out,” so to speak.
I recently started to integrate our new chickens with the existing flock and as soon as the pullets were let out of their temporary coop, my broody Wyandotte hopped off her nest to see what the fuss was about.
The theory here is that you’re helping cool down her chest and her vent, thereby lowering her broody body temperature.
Whenever possible, I’ll lure her with treats from the garden so she has to get up and move about.
The goal of chicken jail is to make your broody as bored and uncomfortable as possible — no nesting areas, no warm dark cozy corner to hide in.