New to raising chickens, haven't started yet but planning on getting chicks delivered for early April. In CT and was thinking about getting 6 hens made up of barred rocks and buff orpingtons. They will be be kept on a coop that will be placed in a fenced in 3 acre lot for them to free range. It's about half grassy pasture, half woods and lambs will be in there with them. Top concern right now is whether the broodiness of buff orpingtons should scare me away from the breed. During the week I work full time so I don't thin will be able to break them of their broody behavior when it strikes.
I don't care so much about the lack of egg production during this period, but will it lead to health problems in the buff or problems with others in the flock? Would you recommend me staying away from this breed? Any tips or recommendations appreciated
Thanks for the help