What breeds make the best broodies & mothers? I have a tiny OEG mix banty who is broody at the moment. I also am getting into Silkies. I need to know how well Orps, d'Uccles, Sebrights, Cochins, Rocks, Sussex & OEG Banties do in comparison with each other. Also, if any of these are not good broodies/mothers, how well do they do on bator hatching?