Is there anything I can do to encourage my chickens to go broody? I know there is no magic formula to *make* a bird go broody. Popping a dozen eggs in the nest is more than likely to end up with rotten eggs than a broody hen. But I seem to have a hen that is on the fence about it. She sits in the nest box a long time before and after she lays, she pecks my hand if I try to move her to get the eggs, she doesn't sing an egg song anymore, she went broody for a couple of weeks last summer, but being the teenager she was, she got bored and moved on to shinier things. Leaving her be in the nest box hasn't helped much, she does eventually leave the nest, so I don't want to just leave the eggs there. (besides, it's not her eggs I want to brood!) I know I can't make her broody, but is there anything else i can do that would encourage her to think that maybe being broody is a good idea?