One of my buff orpingtons, born around late March of this year, is Big Time Broody. We do have a 5 month old roo (an Easter Egger), and he has been having his way with all of the 5 month hens and one of the year old hens (a different Buff Orpington) as well. Her heart is so into mothering her eggs that my wife and I don't have the heart to try and "de-program" her. So we've taken the last two eggs that the year old Buff has produced, and tucked them underneath her bottom so that she might have a chance to hatch a successful egg or two. The little girls eggs are so small right now that I just can't see their eggs successfully hatching. Besides giving her the older Buff's eggs to sit on, what should we we doing to help her along? It's OK with us if she gives up on this maternity thing without producing any live chicks, because we really didn't have in mind to get any live chicks from the flock right now anyway. But if she really wants to do the motherly thing, then we want to do whatever we can to help her fulfill her wishes. But we have never raised chickens before, and we don't have a clue what it is that we should do for her -- before or after the hatchings. Please share your wisdom and insights with these relatively new chicken parents.