How many people have had a hen go broody even though she wasn't currently laying? Our girls are in the middle/end of molting, and one who hasn't produced an egg in a few weeks now wants to claim the golf balls in the nest. November isn't a great time for chicks but if she's serious, I may consider it and purchase some eggs. She's an EE and had thought about hatching earlier this year but was never really serious( left the nest when forcibly removed rather than returning, clamping down and setting.) Is she hormonally challenged?