We have been doing broilers for 3 years now. We currently have 40 that have 2 weeks before butchering. We have been purchasing them from a hatchery as day old chicks, however, we are wondering if its possible to keep a hen and roosterfrom this flock for them to breed? I have a incubator if the hen is a crappy brooder and some very broody layers that could do the job well. But can we even get fertile eggs out of these? Are there speacial broiler hens the hatchery is using? The only reason I would like to do this is we would like to down size greatly from these birds next year ( we have been doing it for family/friends and getting paid the cost). We would much rather hatch about 5-8 ourselfs and that's it. Will this hen and rooster die quickly? Any advice would be great!!!!!