I'm actually asking this for a friend. They have about 25-50 RSLs that they're having problems with. They're eating eggs like crazy and are feather picking. I suspect nutrient deficiency but I can't really tell them to their faces that the reason their birds are doing this is because of them. Especially when they're older than me. They're wanting to send some of their current hens to freezer camp and start fresh in spring. They know I have a broody right now and asked how I got her to go broody because they haven't had any luck with incubators. I explained that I bought a bantam cochin as my designated broody because they're a very broody breed. She really doesn't know any breeds besides RSLs and BSLs. I then mentioned my roo and she was like "You have a rooster that's nice?!?" and when I bragged about how great he is she said she definitely wanted bantam cochins. I told her they're not good layers and she said she didn't want a whole flock of them then. We had a very long talk but you guys don't care. The bottom line is she wants new birds, and wants to try something new. Here are the requirements: *Cold hardy *Awesome layers *Docile Breed-friendly to kids and the other birds I'm thinking some barred rocks, wyandottes, marans, buff orps, and easter eggers with a bantam cochin or two. I want her to see the 'good rooster' light. She can probably have a few. I know BCM roos are striking and supposedly friendly, as well as EEs and orps. What do you guys think?