We had two of our Buff Orpington hens go broody last spring/summer. This year, nothing yet so far. I was hoping we would get another broody hen given that it's in the genes of at least two of our flock. Do you have any tips on how to encourage a hen to go broody? My husband, who is much more experienced with chickens than me, suggested putting in about 7-8 eggs (marking each of them so we know they're the ones we're trying to use to get a hen to go broody and we don't collect them each day) into an empty nest and waiting to see what happens. Do you think that would work? Any other easy tips/tricks? Thanks!