I read a lot about people buying breeds for non-broodiness. I know people want eggs- I do too- but there's something scary to me about breeding the drive to continue one's own species OUT of an animal, any animal, but especially one we rely on as a food source. I know broodiness means LESS eggs, but somehow, creating an almost total dependency on human beings to continue breeding seems...dangerous. What if we couldn't run down to the local feed store and buy more chicks anymore for some reason, and other things related? It is undoubtedly a pain in the butt to lose some fresh eggs, but it seems a lot safer to me to keep nature's programming going.