I have raised a few layers and last year raised a few meat chickens, all were store bought ckicks. Now my husband and I are looking into a dual purpose chicken and getting into raising chickens "from scratch". I think I'll be going with Bluff Orpingtons. I was wondering, is it best to let the hen lay on the eggs or is it best to put them all in an incubator?? Thanks so much for the help.