Okay, I know that some hens might never go broody and there's certainly no set age, but what are some of your experiences? I have RIRs, BOs, BRs, and Silkies. I know that of my LF hens the Buff Orps are probably the most likely to brood. Anybody know about when that happens for those girls? Of course the silkies are famous for it. That's why I first took a second look at them... I want a Silkie-bator I've heard silkies develop very slowly. When would they most likely start getting broody? Can it happen any time after they start laying or not until they're much older?