I am trying to hatch red layers, i.e. who lay brown eggs. Something like Golden commets or Lohmann Brown. I have such hens (on the picture) which I bought when they were 1 year old. The hens are approx 1.5-2 kilograms, excellent layers and way calmer than Leghorns. Lay L and XL brown eggs. In Bulgaria nobody hatches them, they import the eggs or the chicks, use the hens in egg producing companies and then they sell the hens at age of 1 year for a minimal price. So I would like to hatch them myself, so far unsuccessfully. Rooster of this breed are not available. I hatched Tetra (or I was told the eggs are from Tetra parents when I hatched) 3 months ago, but they are large chicken, red with black tails, not like what I want to achieve.