I'm Pete from the Chicagoland area, as noted below when I was younger I recieved a chick from a farmer at a animal fair for free and it was great! I had it for about a year and then someone stole it with the cage from my back yard. :*( Currently I'm looking into having some fun hatching some quail, maybe some chicks and a few ducks. Maybe give them out to other kids or farmers to raise. I'll probably keep a few to get fresh eggs to hatch some more. Who knows, I might get addicted to it and just quit my job and do it full time.. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? No, I had a chick when i was younger and it grew in our back yard eating all the bugs and it was the only one so it became attached to me like if I was the mother. Sat on my hands, followed me, was pretty cool. It was a Polish chicken. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Googleing about Quail/Incubators I found this place Hope to hear and learn from everyone about their experiences.