I wasn't sure where to post this so I picked one of the most used forums. Mods move it if appropriate. I've been looking around the site for some "getting started" kind of info for breeding chickens, but really haven't found what I am looking for. Here is the situation. I want to hatch some eggs next spring, but have never done it before. I have a mixed breed flock. My roo is a TSC "americauna", which I think most likely means an EE. My hens are 2 americauna (EE? Green eggs.), 2 black sex links, 2 black copper marans, 1 rhode island red, 2 production reds (I dunno what they are, I just call 'em red hens!). So it's easy to say I want to hatch some of the eggs from my 2 EE hens. But what about the other potiental crosses I could make? What might I get? I thought a cross of the EE roo and the BCMs might have a good result. Any suggestions? I've got plenty of time to research this and I plan to have some fun with it. I hope to gain some new experience doing something I have never tried before and have some fun too! I have room in my main coup for 2 more birds so I could keep a couple of what I hatch, but plan to sell and or give away many of them. I also have a secondary smaller coup for any young birds that don't get sold. I plan to give away or eat and roos. I don't have an incubator yet, but do have a brooder from the last 2 years of raising store bought chicks. anything else I need to be thinking about?