So I've been a byc keeper for about ten years now, but in a few months we are going to move to several hundred acres of land and I'd really like to expand our small flock of 25 hens into three groups of 20ish so that we can sell eggs locally (we are moving to a very tiny town) and so that I can start breeding a few specific breeds to replenish my flock annually. But in all these years of keeping chickens, and allowing a few broodies a year to hatch a clutch here or there for me, I've never thought about how larger "for profit" egg farms handle broodies? When I have a broody I either immediately put her in broody jail or I happen to have a fertile clutch for her to set (and that seems to be what most byc keepers do! LOL) But what, if any advice, do those of you who sell eggs do with your broodies? I cannot imagine multiple large flocks with lots of little broody jails to manage! Do you just let those broodies set until they eventually exhaust themselves? Or maybe you just don't keep breeds that tend to go broody often? Given I want to occasionally replenish my flock, an occasional broody is indeed handy, but in my flock of just 25, on average I've got a broody a month...and right now I have two broodies in jail and one on a clutch, and that's a recipe for insanity on a larger scale!