March of 2018 my wife and I got 8 hatchery stock buff orpington 1 day old pullets from Family farm and home. We wanted buff orpingtons because they are known to go broody. Well apparently hatchery stock buff orpingtons don't go broody because we have had them 1.5 years now and no broodys. We have used Silkies before as broodies but we want a large breed chicken that goes broody often. We had a barred rock hen go broody in October of last year 2018 and she hatched out a buff orpington pullet. It was ironic because we got the buff orpingtons hoping they would go broody but it was the barred rock that we didn't expect to do it. Well the barred rock hen didn't go broody this year. So we are looking for alternatives broody hens. We have heard large fowl Cochins are 2nd to the silkie as the best broodies. We have never had Cochins. Anyone here have advice or experience with them? How about any other large fowl breeds that go broody often we should consider?