Hi, I started keeping chickens last February with 2 Buff Orpington pullets. They started to lay in May and immediately one of them became broody. I got her 2 buff orpington chicks to raise which she did well but went back to being broody after about 4 weeks. I finally sold her to a farm as I live in a suburb with a limit of 3 backyard chickens. Now, the chicks are 10 weeks old and doing well. Their "aunt" stepped up to the plate to help them along but now it seems it started her maternal juices flowing and she is sitting on the nest all day and night. I cannot keep dealing with broody hens as I work all day and have our limit of 3 chickens. I called the local feed store and asked what kind of chicks they have. They told me: americaunas, black sex links and wyandots. I see that all but the black sex links can also get broody which is my main objective to avoid with this last chick to be added. I see the black sex links tend to not get broody but can be VERY loud. My chickens now are extremely quiet which works well as they are against the fence of a cranky neighbor who calls the police often for stupid things, they will call in a second if my chickens bother them. I want to get her one chick to raise to hopefully break her broodiness. Any suggestions?