hi, i am researching getting my own chickens and i need to know a couple basic things from some experienced chicken owners. first, in order to have pure bred chicks, must i always have the males separated from the females of other breeds? i want a variety of breeds, but i dont want a million mutt chicks running around. what i want to do is have 5 assorted hens for eggs and then a couple breeding meat birds that i can keep a running supply of. also, can you eat fertilized eggs? something about the thought of that freaks me out though - i would like to try to avoid that! i need to figure out how to set up my coop, and ultimately decide which breeds of chickens i can get, and knowing if i will have to keep some separate will be a major factor in both those decisions. any info or advice would be greatly appreciated. thnks!