I'm assuming Raising Baby Chicks would be an appropriate place to post this thread. Ok. So, I've only ever bought live chicks, always had good quality birds and a very low death rate upon arrival. I have only ever hatched eggs from my birds. I know theres a big hype about hatching eggs, and I want to know you guy's opinions on whether you prefer buying hatching eggs over buying the actual hatched chick, and why? I've always considered buying hatching eggs, but always have had that fear of low hatch rate, eggs broken upon arrival, etc etc. What do you guys think?