This question has been forming in my brain for a few days... I hope I can state it so it is clearly understood! Did the original ancestor chickens go broody every time they got a good clutch of eggs laid, then wait to lay again until the chicks had grown to a suitable size? Cause I can't see why they would lay an egg a day if they only went broody occasionally to hatch out chicks, or why they would continue to lay if they were raising chicks. If they did not go broody every time they got a good clutch together, what did they do with those daily eggs they did not set?