In our latest batch, which hatched in February, is a Black Australorp that went broody about a month ago, when she was five months old. She's a beautiful and very sweet girl. We've never had one go broody this young. And she's more stubborn about it than the others we've been able to break. I checked the charts and Australorps are apparently just "average" for broodiness, so I wonder what's up. Anyone else had a hen go broody at this age, and is it a sign that she might be unbreakable? I know all the tricks for breaking broodies, which I've learned here--I'm more intersted in the age issue and if there's any hope. Thanks!