Starting information: I have 50 chickens which consist of 4 breeds (white leghorn, black star, red star, and Rhode Island Reds). Equal amounts of each breed. I also have 3 roosters...2 of them are Rhode Island Reds, and 1 is a White Leghorn. I would like to breed my white leghorns to get white leghorn baby chicks. My question is...how do I do this? I presume I need to put one of my white leghorn hens in a separate pen with my white leghorn rooster. Or...do I need to put several white leghorn hens in a separate pen with my white leghorn rooster? Once the rooster fertilizes a hen, how long does it take before she will become broody and stop laying eggs? How many days does this take, and how many eggs will she lay before she becomes broody and stops laying? This is why I'm asking...because if she becomes broody and sits on her egg(s) a day or two after she is fertile, and I want to have maybe 5-6 eggs/baby chicks, then do I need to have eggs from other fertile hens to make her clutch large enough (again...5-6 eggs) to meet the quantity of eggs that I want to hatch? I understand that once the hen is broody, she stops laying, so this is why I have all these crazy questions that are concerning me. Should I let her hatch them naturally, or should I purchase an incubator? Please explain any answer you give for your answer so I become better informed. Any additional information you can offer would be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you very much for helping me.