I have a Dominique 1yr next mo. She's been in the nest off and on and I 've chased her out a couple of times. The last time I caught her in the nest I left her for the night and she was off the next morning when I bring them breakfast. I took the cold eggs from the night before. Well she's there again this afternoon and I left her there. Tonight she's still there and when I reached under her to take the eggs I'm sure are there she pecked my hand pretty determined. I left her alone. I'm all for broody hens and I don't mind cause I'm not big on incus. I have some eggs in one now and I don't like the stress. 1. Well could she be broody in this cold weather? It would be her first time. I had a BO who I thought was broody but moved and she relented. She even was bald on her belly. 2. Do they go broody in the winter? I wouldn't hatch their eggs but I would some CM's I have. I also think early spring chicks mean early summer laying. I'm planning on setting up a broody coop system. 3. Is there anyone who practices broody hatching as a rule? I had two cochin bantam go broody and hatch eggs at less than a year old.