Do hens usually just go all out go broody? One of my hens Buff Orp/Leghorn mix would go lay and started getting testy while sitting on the nest. Me thinking she was broody kept sticking eggs under her. Well she would sit a day and wander off the next. After a week or so of doing this she sat down hard and refuses to move. I put new eggs under her. That's the question. Do they kinda build up to being broody? I had called her the schizophrenic broody for a week but, now she seems to really want to do it.