We have about 45 black Australorps and have never had one go broody BUT my neighbor free ranges his chickens and they seem to prefer my farm during the day. Conveniently several hens lay in my barn and I get 6-8 free eggs daily. Now most of his birds are (IMHO) ugly naked neck birds but there is one gorgeous speckled hen who went broody in my hay. We protected her space and worked around "her" space. Sadly at night on day 18 something got her. I've heard that game hens are real broody and am thinking of getting at least one for a SHTF scenario. Can anyone comment on this? Are game hens traditionally broody?