Having a discussion with others about when to start breeding the hens, Acer they have been taken off layer pellets. I was saying at least three----what do u think? And by the way my hens are no longer broody does any1 know where I can purchase an incubator less than the 50$ one at tractor supply.? Was thinking of building my own tomorrow but I was going to use a storage basket with a lid and my heating lamp and thermometer. What are you all thoughts?