I have 3 buff orpingtons and 6 red rangers hens in with 4 older hens and an older rooster. I got the buffs since I read they are good broody hens and I want them to hatch out chicks. I want to create conditions that will encourage them to sit. How do I do this? Guess I should not gather all the eggs every day? the entire coop floor is that bedding that's 1" pcs of straw or hay and has pdz in it, smells so fresh and they love scratching through it. I have 2 nest boxes for 13 hens and several spots they've wallowed out and laid in that are just on the floor. The last ones came into lay in the end of September, is it too early for me to hope for?