IF you getting chickens ONLY for fresh eggs and or to sell eggs , #1. BEST to buy them full grown or close to laying . #2. By the time you feed and water 1 or 2 week old chicks to laying age , look at the expensive . #3. By the time you have the eggs hatched and raise these baby chicks to laying age , CONSIDER the time and COST . Trust me and don't get me wrong , I love my chicks , teens and layers . Just some things to consider .