I am brand new to the chicken world so please patient and bare with me! After reading quite a few threads on using incubators to hatch eggs can you tell me the very basic advantages to doing this instead of having live chicks shipped to you for example? I know if you don't have a rooster you could receive fertilized eggs to hatch yourself but it seems some folks go the incubator route even when they have the ability to have a hen brood them. I guess basically I want to know folks thoughts on using incubators in general to hatch eggs! Thanks, Andy.