I’ve had chickens off and on for several years. Currently have about 45 birds total with 6 roosters and 39 hens. I am breeding a Silver Laced Wyandotte that lays blue eggs in a project that started in 2014 with blue egg laying Brown Leghorn hens mated to show grade Silver Laced Wyandotte roosters. I have a few decent birds that are getting very close to Silver Laced Wyandotte colors and body type. There are still a LOT of compromised traits to work on.
My goal this year is to produce 1000 chicks and keep the best 100 for breeding. I have @300 eggs in the incubator with about 180 candled and shown fertile with developing embryos and the remaining 120 put into the incubator 2 days ago to replace eggs that were removed after candling.