Well, I'm finally making my meatie order and I'm going to order some hopefully future broodies so I can hatch out my own replacement layers (I want to see the process outside of an incubator). Anyway, Cochin vs. Silkie. What do the BYCers think? I like the idea of large cochins for brooding the chooks, but I know silkies are nearly 100% of the time broody. Any thoughts/Experiences? Edit: Also, Cochins can come sexed which is a big plus. So if I did go with Cochins how many pullets should I get to make sure I get 2 or 3 broody hens?