My first flock is two + years old. I have wished, prayed, begged for and even considered stealing a broody. I have read every single article on "making" a hen go broody and have tried about 90% of them. I have watched threads on broody hens with alot of interest and read them carefully looking for clues. I have yet to have a broody. Admitting defeat and ready to handle a second flock, I once again turned to the good people at Ideal Poultry for chicks. I revised my order and added two silkies to it, to guarantee myself a broody out of the new flock. My new chicks will ship next Wednesday. Ideal has billed my account, so they are bought and paid for. And now I have a broody hen!!!!!!!! And not just any hen, but one of my buff hens that I mentally voted as being the least likely to ever go broody. Tomorrow I'll be reading the articles on how to break a broody.