Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cornwall, England (UK)
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My little bantams are like that - though only one of them really goes broody.
A few ideas are to keep moving her off her nest - this will take several attempts and she may soon just give up - though it'll take a bit of time.
I've heard that dunking the hen's lower ha;f into cold water - till her feathers are wet - helps too. I've never tried this personally, but it's been suggested. Apparently it acts as a distraction, as the hen now needs to dry herself off and preen her feathers. By the end, she may have forgotten about being broody - or she';ll remember and go back to her nest.
You could also try putting her in a raised wire cage, with food and water. The idea is that with nowhere comfy to sit, and brood, the hen will be deterred from the whole idea.