I want to buy 25 brown egg layers, and 5-10 of something that goes broody a lot. Then I am going to sell my incubator, and continue hatching eggs with these hens the natural way. Which breeds would you suggest for both categories? I have a few ideas for each, Barred Rocks or Rhode Island Reds as layers, and Bantam Cochins or Old English game birds for brooders. I like the silkies, but I like to allow my chickens to free range quite a bit, and I am afraid silkies wouldn't have much of a chance of getting away from predators. I am open to any suggestions, however. What do you suggest?