I have a flock of 12 chickens including one rooster. Included in that flock is a Buff Orpington hen thats nearly a year old now. This past fall she molted which I really didn't expect to happen that soon. Anyway in the last week she has started laying again. I hope for her to go broody sometime this spring and I intend to let her hatch a few baby chicks for me. I'm really hoping she don't go broody before mid March at the earliest so the coldest part of winter is gone. Any ideas on how long she might lay before going broody for the first time and would she be a good mother if I allowed her to hatch some chicks the first time she went broody ?