Hello everybody. I have 5 Buff Orpingtons, and all of them are almost 7 months old. and i have 4 months old Americana rooster. So the question is. Can 7 months old be broody? And what about the rooster? he's still 4 months old. but i have seen him doing his job. Oh, i dont have hay in the nesting boxes just piece of carpets. So. does it require to get them some hay in case wants to start brood ? One more question Thanks. at what age chickens stop laying eggs? Thanks alot.