I'll try to explain this the best I can without getting too long winded. I have 14 birds, I was considering hatching more after I found a breed I really enjoy. I was thinking of adding 4 or 5 more buff orpingtons and getting a buff rooster and then trying to hatch my eggs in an incubator to get more buff orpingtons. I would like all of my birds to roam about my yard together in a flock and I really don't want to segregate them. Here was my plan and I am curious if you more experienced chicken fans have any predictions. I was considering building a miniature coop and run, one that would only fit up to 5 birds.. if I raised the chicks up and then stuck them all in that other coop and got them used to it would they return to that coop every night? or would they go in the other coop too. Also, would the other non-buffs stay out of the buff orpington mini-coop or would they run the risk of going into the buff coop and plopping out an egg on the pile of buff orpington eggs. I say this because I want to hatch strictly buff orpington eggs. And lastly, the incubator I was looking at getting holds up to 50 chicken eggs, how long do fertilized eggs stay good for? Because if I only have 6 buffs it could sure take awhile to fill up that incubator. Thanks for reading, hope I was clear enough.