I understand! One little Banty Cochin of mine hatched four babies - and the other hens saw. The craze began and EVERYONE went broody! I didn't have enough nests for everyone to be broody at once and the fight has been on to get these hens to STOP setting. Interestingly enough, I thought I could use some of this broodiness to hatch some eggs but the hens wouldn't STAY on the next and kept getting up, letting the eggs cool off and ended up ruining several batches of hatching eggs. So since I don't trust their staying power as brooders, they are confined to only being laying hens... just wish there was a magic feed I could give them to get them out of this setting mood.