I had heard that Silkies make the best brooders. To the extent that they will hatch other hen's eggs and that even the roos will sit on rare occasion. The hatchery didn't have any available so a friend of my suggested Cochins. He said that they were the next best thing to silkies. Is this true? I have two cochin hens so if it is true I'm in luck. If not I'm back on the hunt for silkies. Thanks all.