First post here! Without telling you my life story (that may come later!) after researching on chickens for the last couple of months, what are the benefits of incubating your own eggs when first starting out vs. buying chicks? I can understand wanting to do your own from an established flock to keep bloodlines, etc., but I was wondering if it is just easier to buy the chicks when starting out a new flock. I'll be joining in with a couple of other friends who started last spring with a small animal farm on of the friend's farm he inherited. Glad to finally be a member here, after lurking for so long.