- Broody hens, usually have better hatch rates than incubators do.
- You don’t have to raise the chicks and worry, about heat lamps. Or cleaning out a gross brooder box.
Downs: You don’t get the hands on experience, you get when you hatch.
- You get to see the momma raise the chicks!
- You don’t get to raise the chicks.
- You don’t get any eggs, from the hen until the chick can be on its own.
- You get to have a hands on experience, with hatching chicks.
- You also get to raise chicks, and they will be more socal to you and more friendly to humans.
- You can watch them hatching with a clear window view.
- You have to clean out dirty brooder boxes, and deal with heat lamps and if the power goes out.
- You have to raise them.
- You might not get good hatch rates, and have to deal with incubator heat and humidity.