Hello. I have 2 leghorns and 2 golden comets (hens), my first experience with chickens. I have fallen head over heels in love with chickens (caught me off guard too!) Anyway, tomorrow I am getting a australorp hen and rooster. I want chickens babies. I asked the farm owner if the australorp hen has shown any tendency towards broodiness, and he said he didn't really know (many chickens running around) but that he has a hen for me since I want a broody hen (in addition to the 2 australorps). He said, "give her some eggs and she will sit on them." Question: Does broodiness usually mean a good mother? Any other advice for me? Thanks!