We're moving out to the country in the early spring and I can't wait to get some chickens!!!!!! It's been about a month and I've been googling away, trying to figure out which chickens are best for us. I had finally decided on Barred rocks when DUN DUN DUN found out they rarely go broody. I want chicks so broodiness is important to me. We want eggs but also meat and want to have a flock that keeps self populating. We want to supply our friends and family with chicken. I was thinking what if ALL my orpingtons go broody? I'm assuming this is a bad bad thing as they stop laying but what are the chances of all of them going broody? I like the orpingtons, they seem friendly and docile. Would we be better off getting different breeds, and just a few orpingtons to brood eggs when we need to replenish our stock? What would be a good way of going about this? Thanks If anyone has breeds they can recommend or if you have orpingtons, I would love to hear about it!