I'm thinking it might be most cost effective to make an incubator and hatch some eggs. My situation: I only want to add 2 or 3 new chicks to my flock. Shipping that many is almost unheard of and very expensive. Incubators are expensive. I haven't found anything local worth buying. I know some really cool and thrifty incubators have been made and posted about here. If I do this, I'm going to blog the entire experience...with pictures of course. My one issue, I know nothing about hatching eggs or incubators. If you had ONE thing to tell someone about to make an incubator or purchase some eggs to hatch, what would it be? And would I be better off with some science experiment type incubator that is cheap but works or would I be better off making one on my own?