My hens haven't started laying yet, and I keep reading all these threads about different hens/breeds going broody etc.... My hens are going to be 17 weeks on Thursday..... Do (Buff) Orpingtons tend to go broody? What exactly should I be expecting etc. I don't want them to be mean... does it last long? How will I konw if they have gone broody etc? We insulated the coop Saturday because we're a little worried about the winter up here in upstate NY and I opened up the nest boxes finally and put the straw in and put 2 golf balls in each box.... they haven't touched them thus far. Will they naturally know to go there when the 'urge' to lay hits them? Thanks in advance for all the help!