I was thinking about this last night. I'm just beginning and have already spend almost $100 on just the eggs. Homemade Chic bator = $30 give or take. First hatch = 0%. I'm on day 8 of second hatch of 27 eggs. So if I get even 50% that will be 13 or so chicks. I can buy them from the hatchery for $2.00 - $3.00 each = $39 plus shipping I WOULD ALREADY BE AHEAD!!! Why do we put ourselves through this??? Why, why ??