I read these posts about people and their broody hens, and feel as though I wear a scarlet letter, announcing to the world the terrible truth: I have no broody hens. Yes, while those of you cluck and preen over your hens' obvious broodiness, I look at my hens and they give me the stink-eye. "You want to sit on your eggs..." I say, using my Jedi powers. "Rawawaak!" my hen says and pecks if I get too close. Ah hah! I think. She's gone broody. Then, she lays her egg and leaves the nest, never to return. Was it something I said? Did I raise my chicks wrong? Do they need counseling? (Do I need counseling?) Is it Sid the llama? The geese next door? What? I am so ashamed.