Hi All! Our family is pretty new at chicken farming & ever since we started I've been mulling this question in the back of my mind. So, if you decide to include a rooster in your flock then I'd assume that you'd then have to commit to one breed of chicken? Because if you didn't then wouldn't you get a bunch of mixed breed chicks? We started raising chickens for two main reasons, one being that my kids joined 4H & plan to be part of the Poultry Project. This includes showing their hens at poultry shows, county fairs, etc,. Obviously, they can't show chickens that are mixed breed. Here in lies the conundrum. We'd love to see our hens sit (set?) & hatch out a few chicks! Then just sit back & watch how "Mom" raises them, but I feel like we can't do that unless we commit to one sole breed which would be near impossible to choose from & in all honesty, a bit boring too! Any ideas or advice heartily welcome!