Hi! I have 4 Rhode Island Red hens that have been laying eggs for about 4 months. They are doing great and I love them! One, the one I call Quizer, has been broody for about 3 weeks now. We have been moving her each day to get to the eggs she hordes from the other 3 hens. I feel so bad for her, since she wants to be a mom and we don't have a rooster yet. I have a few questions I need help with before I get a rooster. #1) I want to sell baby chicks to our local Rural King and I have scheduled our state poultry people to come out to certify us as NPIP so I can do this. Do I need to get a Rhode Island Red rooster to keep the breed pure or does that matter? #2) Right now all my hens use the coop and nesting boxes. Do I need to add on another area specific for the rooster and hens I want to breed and keep the layers separate? #3) How will I know if the eggs laid by the hens housed with the rooster are fertilized or just layer eggs for eating? #4) Should I just buy fertilized hatching eggs at first instead of getting a rooster? If so, I have looked at some sites and they don't seem to say that you are getting specific breeds. They seems to all say "assorted" hatching eggs. Will that matter if I want to sell them? I know this is a lot of questions, but like I said I'm new and have so many questions and no one near by to ask. Thanks!