Pretty much everyone in BYCland knows that I'm broody-challenged. I couldn't get a broody if my life depended on it. This morning I brought all the golf balls out of the nestboxes up to the house to sanitize and clean them. Heard an egg song just a bit ago and decided to take the golfballs back out to the coop. Chloe, a light brahma hen, was standing in a nest. I gently took her fresh-laid egg out of the nestbox and replaced it with 13 golf balls. Chloe looked at them for a sec, then sat down on them and spent a good five minutes adjusting them and herself to cover them; softly clucking the whole time. So, she knows what they're for but the broody switch doesn't turn on. I can't figure out why.