Do hens that go broody one season typically keep going broody as they age, or do they become more mellow? I have a 2-3 year old Buff Orpington that was incredibly broody last summer (impossible to break) and ended up hatching some eggs and being a terrific mother. So far this year she isn't broody, but my 9 month old Welsummer is and I'm tempted to order some eggs and slip them under her. Is it likely that the BO will be just as broody this summer though? She really was impossible to break last summer, and I would hate to have that happen again and not be able to give her some eggs to hatch. It's been in the high 60's and 70's for a few weeks, and will hit the 80's and 90's pretty regularly once summer gets here. If the Welsummer is this broody already, I'm wondering if she will become more-so when it gets even warmer.