I'm not currently ready to start breeding chickens, but it's something I have thought about as a possibility over the next couple of years. I'm wondering if any of you breeders can give me some generalized guidance on this question. Assuming I start with a good line of chickens from a reputable breeder, is it likely that I'd end up with 1% chicks worth breeding forward? 10%? Some other number? It will help me think about incubators, brooding space, etc. and whether this is a realistic idea for me. No doubt I can sell some off extras as egglayers/pets or use them as meat birds at home, I'm just hoping for a general idea on how many might be "worth keeping" either to breed myself or to sell as breeders. I don't think my local market could necessarily absorb 99 rare-breed chickens in order for me to keep one, for instance. Thanks for any input, I know it's one of those "it depends" questions!