Excuse my ignorance, and though when we first started with our chicks, both before they came and a few months after they arrived, I have not been on here in a while. We are in suburbia. Pretty much ignorant in general. Yes, I have read books and sat in front of my computer as a gleamed your wisdom. But yesterday, my friend asked me if I was going to do my own brooding this year instead of buying chicks. Which got me thinking...WhAt??!!?? I can't do that! Can I? I mean I know I can but do I have th ability to, being a suburban wife & mom. Is that too much to chew off never having a clue, but doing pretty ok for now? How does one know if an egg is fertilized? And if it is, what next?? We do have a gorgeous rooster. and 12 girls. I am thinking, maybe TSC is just easier. But one day...One day!!!