Still trying to figure this broody business out because I'm desperate for a broody. Do the broody hormones kick in and then the hen starts laying the clutch or do they kick in after she's laid a clutch? I remember reading somewhere here on BYC that for some hens the sight of a clutch of eggs will induce her to go broody. Is this true or false? If it's true I'm trying to figure out how that can happen if I collect my eggs regularly. Confused.