Quick question! Why do hatching eggs cost more than day old chicks? For 1, not ALL of the eggs will hatch! For 2, they are being shipped from who knows where, and there is no guarantee that there OK! For 3, Most hatcheries will reimburse you if the day old chicks die during the shipment. So why not just buy the baby chicks, then hatch your own eggs for FREE??? I love to hatch my own, but now for the prices a lot of the people want on here...or the hatchery price!