hi... i know that silkies are supposed to be good, but: A) what are some other breeds that are also good at incubating? B) how would you go about incubating eggs that you want to be purebred - that are not from the silkie or other brooder? i was thinking you section off the rooster and a couple hens so that you know the eggs are fertile... but do you then remove the rooster and put the brood hens in to the breeding pen to cover the eggs?? or what? i am trying to avoid too many mutts... i am not sure on this... i have 18 hens now, (no silkies) all about a year or less. was thinking of breeding some this spring. thanks!