I am planning on starting a flock in the spring and am debating between Javas and NHRs for a dual purpose flock. I have read that NHRs grow fairly quickly and to a nice size a bit on the bigger side and lay large, brown eggs. It also says that they go broody often, which is something I want since I plan on free range and hen raising rather than incubating eggs. However, I was reading some posts about NHRs here on BYC and a lot of people are saying that these days NHRs are bred more for their layer traits than meat since 'falling out of favor and becoming a heritage breed', which implies that they don't go broody too often and are leaner than 'the standard'. I was wondering what your experience with NHRs is in terms of size and broodiness, general temperament, etc.