I currently have 12 hens. A combo of RIR's, Buff Orps (my faves), Ameraucanas and one Red Range that never made it to the freezer. one the average, I am lucky to get 2 eggs a day. Ten of them are 2-1/2 yo and 2 are 1-1/2 yo. they have been doing this since spring. it's like they never adjusted to longer days. here's a dumb question... most people say they are going "broody". what, actually, is that? do they get over it or is it like a woman going through menopause?