My DD and I were hoping for a broody hen this past summer/early fall. Our little banty duck went broody last month but the duck eggs were not fertile and I didn't want a hatch anyway. I was able to break her. Now one of our hens "Snowball" (BO/LH mix) that we hatched out on the 14th of Feb. has decided to go broody. NOT now. I could not break her, didn't try hard enough. So we stuck 3 EE eggs and a brown (don't know whose it was) under her. She has not laid an egg since us putting those under her. So far she has been settin and getting up once every so often (couple of days). I figured if all 4 hatch that is better than a clutch of 12. If they don't, I wont be upset. I really don't need anymore fowls going into winter. I got enough. If this does go through, it will be a fun experience for us as we have used bators but never under a hen.