Hi I'm Heather. I'm new. I'm a dairy farmer in Ontario Canada and really don't know a lot about raising chicks. My husband bought me 6 brown hens for mothers day. Whata surprise!! I just recieved a white rooster from our hired man who raises breeders but occasionally a rooster slips through. He's about 16 weeks old. I'm hoping to get little brown and white chicks from the mix. at what age should I start the breeding process. Any other info you can share I would love to hear from you. I've enjoyed reading this forum the last few days. It sounds like you all have lots of fun chatting here. I've learned lots already!!