Last year I was a hatching fool. It was my first year with chickens, and I had chicken fever bad. I bought and hatched eggs from February to August, so I had chicks of all different ages to deal with the whole year, which was a major pain. So, after that fiasco, I decided that this year I was going to do all my hatching in the month of April to avoid this same scenario. All I have to say is: IT IS REALLY HARD TO RESIST! My BCM's started laying a few weeks ago, and everytime I collect their eggs, I think to myself "you should hatch them, you should hatch them." I guess April will be here soon enough, and I can give into my temptation then. I know I will be glad if I stick to my plan, but it isn't easy.