My wife bought me a book entitled "Poultry Breeds" by author Carol Ekarius. I've been perusing the various breeds of chickens and trying to decide what breed(s) to buy for my new coop I'm going to build over the winter.
My question is about Broody breeds. Do I want to choose a chicken breed that makes a good mother or not? It seems like mankind has tried to breed broodiness out of chickens. Why? Wouldn't it be easier to let nature do the hatching and raising instead of going the incubator route?