That one of my battery hens is BROODY? I mean, I doubt these gals have ever met a rooster. I hung out in the henhouse this morning for a while, just watching them do their thing...and one of them was in the corner nest all quiet for over an hour. I came back two hours later and she was still on the nest. I moved her and there were 4 eggs under her. I'd figure that broodiness would be bred out of those.