Chicken newbie here, but need to find all the ways I can to have my flock pay for their own feed due to finances. I have a beautiful Buff Orpington roo and eight BO pullets just starting to lay. So I'm looking into the future a little, but I'd like to sell fertile eggs and also hatch some. I see people advertising online locally asking for fertilized chicken eggs to hatch and wonder if I could fill a need. I do not have show quality but do have attractive, healthy and productive birds. I'd like to know the proper steps and did not find a thread about this here on BYC. I would need to: 1) Let my pullets get a little older and see that they are laying well and the eggs show the fertilized "bulls eye". Do I need to watch that my roo is covering all my girls? I have one roo to 18 hens (other breeds as well). Should I put him with just his BO girls for awhile? 2) I should hatch some myself to make sure things are going right. I already have a broody RIR so I could do this now, but should I hatch eggs from young pullets? Do I need a separate pen for chicks? 3) I should keep the eggs I'm saving for hatching at a cool but not refridgerated temp, not washed. 4) What terms should I use to define their quality online if they are just feed store birds? Is it unethical to reproduce birds of this quality? I think they are real nice myself. Thanks in advance for your advice! I've learned so much already here at BYC and have only been a member one summer.