Hi all! We are getting chickens this spring, getting ready to order them (we will be picking up at the farm), and I have a couple of questions. The chickens I have chosen are the Buff Orpington, but I saw that they can be very broody which worries me some. What would I do about a broody hen? How long do chickens live on average, and how many years do they lay? Is it best to get baby chicks or pullets? I don't have any experience with caring for baby chicks. My job when I was a kid on the farm was to feed and water, look for eggs, and close the hen house up at night! At what age do they start to lay? Thanks in advance!