Chicks or Hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NikkiChicks, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. NikkiChicks

    NikkiChicks New Egg

    Mar 31, 2012
    Hi, im new to chickens all together! is it best to buy chicks or buy an incubator and hatch them myself? [​IMG]
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j True BYC Addict

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    I would say it depends on how much work you want to go through. Incubators are nice because you can hatch whenever you want. But you have to monitor the incubator, make sure heat and humidity are right, then there's the hatch - you can expect that not all of them will make it. Buying chicks is nice because you can just go pick them out, bring them home, and raise them. I've done it both ways. I currently have an incubator full of eggs that are hatching as we speak.

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