You know I had two Buff Orps in my original flock, Ginger and Sunny, named because Ginger was darker and Sunny was, well, more sunny yellow than actual gold. Sunny was the last one to pass away of the original ten hens, at 6 1/2 years old, and the only one of all of those to ever go broody. The first time, I didn't even have a rooster-she'd only been laying a month, almost killed herself. Later, she hatched 2 Barred Rock chicks and was next to a grow out pen of 25 chicks I hatched in the incubator. She kept trying to get to them and eventually, I let her in with them. She raised all 27 chicks!