We have Marans (blue splash, golden salmon and cuckoo) really don't want any but the cuckoo to go broody if I can help it, lol. Then I have black australorp, buff orphingtons, 1 blue andelusion (I know I spelled that wrong) and 1 RIR hen that might end up stew she is a bit of a brat. Then we have the two EE's but they aren't laying yet. Oh and just got two barred rocks but I don't expect them to go broody since we just got them home they aren't even settled in yet. My luck it will be the ones that I don't want to go broody that will, haha.
I do have a big buff orphington rooster and hen that have adopted my 6 week old red star chicks. It is funny to see them heard the chicks and then the rooster will get between the chicks and the EE's to keep them from pecking at the chicks. He thinks they are his. The hen she will cuddle up with them at night instead of on the roost with the EE's and her man. I think that pair of BO's will make great parents if she ever goes broody.
What is your secret? None of my girls seem interested in sitting a nest. I want to set some eggs the old fashion way but you have to have a broody to do that, lol. I even put some of those ceramic eggs from the feed store in the laying hen coop to try to inspire one of them to set. No luck yet after 3 weeks.
Be careful what you wish for!
I had a bunch of laying hens once that I only wanted egg production from and they started going broody so I ran out of cages to break them up real quick, and an old farmer told me to feed them crushed red pepper and they won't sit and go broody, I added it to their feed a few times and never had another broody in two seasons out of close to 100 hens we had RR Reds, BR, and Dominques all are prone to be good broodies so I would say first take a look at if your using red pepper to worm them with it may be having the same effect as it did for me, It may be an old home remidy or wives tale but I swear by how well it worked for me LOL