I got an incubator for Christmas and I am so excited to use it - life has been a little crazy - so i haven't tried it out yet. I am planning on using the the "mutt" eggs to try it out - but when spring comes i would like my hens to be broody and stay on their own eggs. This is my first year that i am going to separate some of my chickens to get "pure breed" babies. My questions are as follows: * How big of a pen should a hen and rooster be confined to? * How long should they be confined together? * What else should I know about breeding chickens for the first time? Thank you so much for your time!!