Hubby and I are thinking of expanding our flock come spring... And we were thinking of a few ways of doing that. He is against borrowing a rooster and having our own girls have their own babies and also incubating. So that leaves two options that I see: getting one of our hens to brood fertile eggs or buying chicks at the farm store. I thin I'd like 2 Welsummers, 1 Maran, and 1 white egg layer... he wants a Welsummer or two and more EEs. We have an OR that I think would be a great momma. What hens (from the variety below that I already have) would be good candidates to brood? Or would it just be easier to buy chicks? I just would like to see more of the process, hatching, etc... seems more exciting.