I have 2 BA's that are the broodiest chickens I've ever met. They go broody every 2 months like clockwork and when one starts, the other quickly follows. I've allowed them to brood clutches and raise chicks and they were excellent mothers. When the babies were about 6 weeks old they "weaned" them, laid for about a week and then went RIGHT back to being broody again. The problem is that now when they go broody, they cause the majority of my 7 hen/pullet flock to follow suit too. Right now I have 5 broody hens and 2 of them are 6 month old BCM pullets. I guess broody hormones are pretty contagious. These girls are part of my backyard egg laying flock so I do need a few hens laying LOL. My questions are: A) Is there anything I can do to prevent them from going broody so frequently? (I do not leave eggs in the nesting boxes) and B) Is there a market for broody hens? They are great mothers and BIG, WIDE girls for incubating but I prefer to use the incubator and hand-raise chicks. If there was a market for them I wouldn't mind selling them and replacing them with hens that were less broody. Thanks in advance!