We had 5, yes 5, hens go broody 1 after another!!! They've all hatched out their eggs, except we had to give 1 hen babies because her eggs never hatched and she wouldn't give up. We had to scramble around fixing cage after cage to put the mommas and babies into. We finally got everyone situated. Now I've got a broody duck and another broody hen ( one of my DS's OEGB)!!!! Our poor roosters in the one pen are down to 4 hens to 3 roos. Two of those hens are OEGB, the other 2 are Australorps. The roos are an OEGB, a banty golden laced cochin (all of his girls have babies) and a Dominique roo ( the Australorps are his girls). The poor golden laced is out of luck. he's too big to do anything with the OEGB and the Dom isn't going to let him at his girls!!! One of the Australorps was thinking about being broody but the little OEGB hen booted her off of the nest and took over!! Only 2 hens out of the other pen have been broody. Plus there is only 1 rooster in that pen, he doesn't tolerate any other roos!!! He's in no danger of running out of hens yet. He still has 7 girls. Anyone need a broody? The 2 older ( they're in their 2nd laying year) hens have hatched out 3 times each in less than a year! All of the others are only 9 months old!!!