I am interested in some Cochins. I understand that they are pathetic layers. But I am told that they are etremely good mothers. Is this true? I was reading on another post by vicschicks and someone on their said they were good mothers. My only interest in them is as mothers. I HATE INCUBATING EGGS!!!! I would like to have something that would hatch them for me. I know their are other breeds that are broody like the Easteregger, Australorp, Sussex, ect. But I want something that is better than them all. If you know of something better than a Cochin for broodiness please tell me. I have also heard of the American game being good. Another concern is Cochins are pretty large. Do they eat a lot of feed? Also I read that you sometimes have to trim the feathers around the vent for good fertility. Is this true? When they are not setting eggs for me I would like to breed them. Thanks for any help you can offer.