My family and I decided to get some chickens this past summer and it has become a great experience for all of us. We purchased our chickens from a local lady whom we call "The Chicken Lady", she raises heritage breeds and has been very helpful. My youngest son decided that we should start hatching out our own eggs and asked for an incubator for Christmas. Well he got his 'Bator, and I purchased some eggs from an individual in the for sale section of BackYard Chickens. I knew it was a risk purchasing shipped eggs for our first attempt at incubation but we want ahead and did it anyway, and GOOD news for us! Our babies are starting to hatch! You would think that we were having some kind of big party from all the family and neighbors that are coming over and hanging out in my sons room watching the event. So far we have 4 baby Ameraucana chicks and the rest are peeping! Keeping our fingers crossed for the rest of the batch.