How often does a hen get broody in a year? My hens first cluck this year are out and about on their own and she is sitting on more eggs! I didn't know that chickens hatched more than one clutch a year.
It depends on the hen. Some go broody more often and more regularly than others. They just do whatever the voices in their heads tell them to do.
If you need the eggs from the hen more than you need additional chicks, you can put her in a wire-bottomed cage set up on blocks or sawhorses for a few days until her broody mood passes. Otherwise, let her do her thing and start knitting more little 4-toed booties.
Depends on the hen, but my Silkies go broody every 3-6 months - they sit, hatch and raise chicks, lay for a few weeks and sit again. As long as she's in good condition, she'll be fine. I love a good broody