I hatched a bunch of barred rocks last year and plan to hatch rhode island reds this year along with some Cornish x eggs. Last year I used a incubator and want to use a hen this year. I am wondering what the best hen breeds for this purpose would be? I have a cousin that used a silkie for this and it worked out good. I have also heard of silkies trying to hatch a rock. It seems like everyone around here is wanting a arm and a leg for a silkie right now and I'm not wanting to drive to far with today's gas prices. My barred rocks won't go broody for nothing. I have done some research online and come back empty handed so I figured I would ask here and see what the pros have to say. Thanks in advance.