All day, on and off, my Buff Orp Sunny has been on the nest. She never laid an egg today, though. Tonight, after dark, we went out to see if she was still on it and she was. Dang, Sunny, this is NOT a good time for broody!!! She went broody about a month after she started laying and when we couldn't break her up (no rooster then), she almost killed herself. I mean, really killed herself. We had to implement emergency measures to keep her alive! The second year, she went broody, we gave her a couple of Barred Rock eggs, which she hatched successfully, and came through with flying colors. She also adopted the 25 chicks in the pen next to her that we had hatched a couple weeks before hers did. This year, she didn't go broody at all. Poufy headed Olivia did and Glenda, my Blue Orp/Buff Brahma cross, did, but not Sunny. Thought maybe she had enough of it, raising 27 chicks the previous year. Well, just cross your fingers that she isn't broody (or ill, but she seems fine). I really am not in the mood for babies over the winter.