I have been running a small flock of Silver Laced Wyandottes just for eggs for about 3 years, have raised a small number of chicks (all roos!) and now think I'd like to have a go at breeding. I'm hoping to have a go at Blue Laced Reds if i can find some, but would anyone mind offering me some answers to some pretty dumb questions? Practically speaking, how many birds would you run for one breed - would i need several unrelated trios at once, or can you take a generation at a time approach? How close (relationwise) is it normal to breed chickens? If i started with one trio, presumably i wouldn't breed the pullets back to the father, so straight away i'd be needing a second rooster? We live on 10 acres, so have room enough, but I find the things I do best are the things I start simply, so I don't want to have to start off with a massive set up. Any suggestions would be most welcome.