Hi - I'm in the process of planning for our first flock of chickens. My selection has been based on chickens that are friendly, smart, good for beginners and somewhat heat tolerant as the summers in Santa Clarita can be brutal at times. Oh, yes, and a few eggs would be icing on the cake. My selection includes a Barred Plymouth Rock, a Rhode Island Red, an Easter Egger, and a Wyandotte. However, I have noticed that the Wyandottes don't seem to be recommended on this forum and have discovered that they tend to go broody. How difficult is it to deal with a broody hen or should I just switch to a different breed. If switching is the best choice, what would you recommend?