I have 24 ten month old Buff orps. I have one that is broody. hissing,spitting, going to kill anyone or hen that dares enter her space- broody. I am so glad it is ONLY one. I take her eggs, take her out of the box-the others are lined up with their legs crossed and she's taking up space in the laying lane.
I really hope it's only her. But when it is time to buy some eggs from you all to hatch, I will be glad for her.
I can't WAIT for one of mine to go broody but so far no dice!!!
I have four buff orps. and they are the BEST!!! They are faithful layers and act like spoiled rotten puppies!!!
Mine are 9mths. old and only a couple times have they showed signs of broody(ish) tendensies but not enough follow through yet...more like "oooh...I think I want to hatch an egg for a few hours and then Oh look my friends are all out digging through the leaves and catching bugs!!!
...that looks like way more fun and then they hop off their nest and the 3 hour brrody spell seems to magically vanish!!!
So I guess we'll just have to wait and see this summer???
I have 9 buff orps who just started laying in the last couple of months. Two of them went broody right at the beginning of this month. I put 14 eggs under one girl, and the next day, the other went broody, so i just split the eggs between them. This is my first try at letting broodies brood, so i didn't want to take too big a chance on losing too many eggs. Both of them have lost one egg so far. One is sweet, and one is fierce. But they're both steady - always on the nest. They both also get off the nest once or twice a day. I'm really happy about that too. Hopefully, i'll have chicks about the 23rd of this month.
I also have rir and br, and none of them are looking broody at all. Of course, even if they did, i would have to convince them otherwise. I only have 3 nest boxes for 20 hens.
One of last springs pullets a Cochin started to lay in November, by Jan she was broody... Kept stealing eggs from other hens etc. I really did not want to hatch her eggs so I replaced them with purebred Brabanter eggs. Total of 4, two hatched and one chick died by day two. With the one lone chick she has been a great mom and who knows when she will go broody again. If she does I will just give her more eggs. It's easier than trying to change her mind. I picked up a Buff Orphington yesterday at the store, it did cross my mind.. wonder if this one will be broody too next spring