Hi, I am fairly new and starting to get myself confused. Sorry if I appear to not have searched myself to death, just some times it helps for direct answers. Right now I have some English bread Bantams that supposedly have been bread to produce blue eggs. I have one rooster and 3 Hens. I want them for Easter eggs and eventually all the colors. These ones are going to make normal sized eggs to eat right? What about the other colors and which bread to get? Do I stay the same and look for a hen producing a different color? My goal I wanted was to add all the Easter eggers in a section with a couple silkis white and splash colored. With this "my bantam rooster I have that is from the same line" produce some broody offspring and use the broody's to raise Guini and Peacocks. Do the silikis lay eating eggs too? How do I know if the rooster fertilized the eggs or not and to leave them alone for the birds to take care of till they hatch? This folk was at least in my head intended to produce eating Easter eggs and to raise the baby's. Am I doing this right? The last part is I need another flock to produce normal eating eggs and offspring to eat. Which chicken should I get to give me meat and eggs? I am feeding them scratch and grow 15% and fruits from my garden. there penn right now is 8x12 and used a dog house with milk crates inside for them. They like to sit under the house though. lol the rooster is crowing right now hehe. There is hay laid in it and I been cleaning it every 3-4 days. Is this to often? The old hay is going in a pile to make compost for the garden.