When my husband and I talk about the chickens his mind is on the meat factor and putting them in the freezer, so I imagine once I'm comfy with the girls (since this is my first go around), I'll venture in to the hatching part of it. It does sound exciting!
We actually are starting a small custom butcher shop and have so far butchered beef, pigs and deer. We have talked about getting broilers eventually as well.
We try and have some extras, however this year is mostly going to be pullets. And the few eggs I am hatching are games and I can make more selling the extra chicks, then for me to grow them and cull them.