I'm feeling really happy about moving to a gorgeous five acre home in the country and even happier imagining all the chickens I can raise on that amount of land. The house comes with a nice big coop already! How great is that?! My question is, for those of you who raise and sell chickens, how much money can you actually make after all is said and done. I would want to raise purebred chickens, and already have a black maran, a blue cochin, a silver-laced wyandotte and an aracauna. If I wanted, for example, to raise the SLW, would it work to just get a SLW rooster, put him and the hen in a separate pen and let them go to their business and then remove the roo when she starts setting? Or is it not healthy for the hen to have one rooster all to herself? The plan would be to raise the chicks to an age where the sex would be clear (say 3 months) and then sell them for around $20 each. Is that a fair price? If you have a mama with the chicks, do you still need heat lamps and all that? Any advice on this venture would be hugely appreciated! Thanks all!