I have a beautiful standard Cochin frizzle girl and my neighbor has a barred rock boy. My neighbor wants a frizzle and I would like 2 more hens. I figure they would be decent layers with the BR genes and be beautiful to look at. Both chicks are very calm and friendly. We have come up with this idea to breed the two and keep the chicks! I personally would like to hand raise them due to more friendly chicks and the fact they are so darn cute. I'm just now reading up on all of this and I want to do it right. I have no idea how many fertile eggs I will have since we are only breeding one chicken of mine. I have no idea how often she will lay either, as this is my first flock. I'm assuming I will only get a few eggs to hatch at a time. I then can store the incubator for later use. I've searched Amazon.com, but it seems like those incubators have bad reviews. I'm looking for a smaller one that can fit 6-10 eggs? I'm not really sure on the exact sizes they come in. The best part is that hubby okay'd me doing this!!! We were planning on breeding sometime this winter or spring. Hopefully winter, I'm keeping it pretty warm in the coop, so my girls keep laying. Thanks in advance. Here's my girl at 14 weeks.