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Welcome to Backyard chickens. Do you have an incubator? Have you ever hatched eggs before? I'm asking because a lot of people would rather buy chicks, than go through the process of incubation and hatching. Even with local eggs, there are time people get poor hatches or none at all. Plus if you get males, you have the problem of rehoming extras, in a market that is glutted with cockerels.
I am not trying to discourage you - just make you aware that there is no perfect way to get eggs, chicks, hens etc. They are frequent "Hatch A-Longs," on BYC and if you follow them you will find out what others are going through and what advice works for them. There are also quite a number of articles on hatching and incubation - that you can find via the search box.
I have not incubated/hatched chicks - so I am sure others can give you more information.
You can join your state thread and see you have any bycers near you that could assist you. Just put state in the search box and it will come up.
- Monkey Lookout
Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I'm sure your daughters will love watching the chicks hatch. I think that the best option is to ask around on your state thread - the less distance eggs travel, the better.
All the best