What are some really good large fowl breeds that are known for sitting? My poor bantam hens can only take so many large-fowl eggs under their little bottoms before they run out of space to keep them all warm. But I also need a large fowl that can stand up to other large-fowl hens who want to chase each other out of the nest. The bantams are easily getting beat up, and I just had to move one inside with one chick missing a good patch of skin, and another with internal injuries who may not make it. A larger hen wouldn't be quite so intimidated by hens her own size. I know every chicken is different, but I'm hoping this helps, at least. So what breed should I get? I have an existing order in with McMurray Hatchery. And I can probably add a few to that order (they're not arriving until next Spring). I just wonder which ones I should get.