There were six, but two of them were broody and went off to steal their nests.
Broody hens cannot always be obtained at the time they are wanted.
She was so broody that she actually insisted on sitting on a Liebig pot.
Also a prefix, denoting augmentation: a. superior; high; broody: ad.
A broody blackbird 'chinked' anxiously, and a pigeon wheeled aside with a 'swoof.'