Hi! This is our first experience with chickens! We live on a small farm in Tennessee. I confess that we are city folk wanting the peace of country life! My Husband ordered me 14 Barred Rock hens and I Roo for Christmas...they are due to arrive in mid April...he ordered from My Pet Chicken. We want to have chickens for the eggs...but we also want to have them reproduce. We had gone through the chicken selection tool on the My Pet Chicken site..to come up with the Barred Rock breed. From information that I just found on your site it looks like Barred Rock Rosters are usually mean and the hens rarely go broody! Yikes, I think we have made a huge mistake!! I think I need to change my order!!! I would so appreciate your counsel, please!! Thanks!