One of our favorite chicken breeds is the Black Wyandotte.   Wyandottes entered the Standard of Perfection in 1883.   An early  American breed along with Plymouth Rocks and Dominiques.  They are a hardy bird with calm disposition.  A meat and egg layer breed.  Good at foraging for food and also adaptable for confinement.  We have a rooster and four hens, our breeding group for spring.  The hens refuse to set on their eggs so we will ask one of our Plymouth Rocks who started setting a few days ago to hatch out some of the Wyandotte eggs.  If that doesn’t work, we’ll use our incubator.