My dad has two buff orp pullets, and four red star hens(two adults and two young pullets) The two red star pullets and the two buff orp pullets are still not laying, but they will start soon! i heard that red stars aren't very good brooding hens. We never had success with trying to get our red star hens to sit on the eggs. They would just lay an egg and then leave it! And I am pretty sure most of the eggs they lay are fertile, because the rooster always mates with them. I was wondering if red stars are always not very good mothers? Are buff orps good mothers? I read that they are just natural when it comes to being a broody hen. Is this true? Thanks!