If someone were to get into the hobby of raising chickens would you suggest they start by hatching eggs or raising chicks from a day or more old? I'm going to be doing this with our 6 yr old son. And I worry about ordering eggs - how many will actually hatch? But I've also read that when ordering day old chicks thru online, some don't make the trip. We only want to start out raising between 4-6. If we decide to add more it may not be till the following year. And I realize when ordering eggs it's usually by the hald dozen or more - in which case if I ordered a dozen I would find homes for the "extra chicks". Whats the best advice for starting out?