So my wife is a 4K teacher. For the past 14 years, she has incubated chicks in a small incubator in her classroom. She usually only gets 2-4 chicks out of it. I have been threathening to keep them for years! Usually I give them to the farmer down the street. She usually keeps them for a couple of weeks in a make-shift brooder made out of a bird cage and a heat lamp. My first step here is to make a more permanent brooder that will keep the chicks happier than the bird cage brooder (this will be kept in her clasroom for a couple of weeks then come home till we put them in a coop/run). I was donted an old dresser from a friend, and we will be starting the brooder-build-out this week! I'll try and take lots of good pics so I can get everyones input. The chicks have about 11 more days till the incubator says they will hatch. Most likely I will go to the local hatchery and get a few more chicks around the same time. Does anyone have any input as to whether or not I can add baby chicks to the chicks that hatch at home? If I add them in within a day or two of them hatching? Thanks!