Simply a theoretical question....why would a hen go broody in the winter? I just noticed my 2nd hen of the past few months (both Dark Cornish) acting broody. wouldn't you think they would wait till it warmed up a bit...would chicks stand much of a chance of surviving in freezing temps? If it was march or april I'd be giving her some fertile eggs to sit on....grrr, bad timing! On the other hand, it was kind of cute how she got all mad when I tried to take the eggs under her and she tried scootching the eggs back under her warm belly.