Personally, I think you will. I would at LEAST go with a 7+. If you put three in and only one hatch you end up with a lone chick, which is a hard situation especially if you aren't in a season that it's easy to pick up a couple at the store. Plus, I have to tell you hatching is ADDICTIVE. Once you have had that first sucessful hatch, chicken math goes crazy. You can always put less eggs in a bigger incubator, if you want to start off small, but in a small one that is your limit.Thanks for the responses. I'm thinking about buying an incubator and attempting a small hatch of my own. Will I regret a small 3 egg incubator?
lol That's one way to put it...Yes, you will absolutely regret buying a 3 egg incubator. You will kick yourself to the curb and back, and then smack yourself on the forehead just for good measure! Seriously, it takes no more effort to hatch 20 chicks than it does to hatch 3! And, even if you only plan to keep 3 chicks, you'll then have extras to sell! And given that your hatch rate is destined to be less than 100%, you may be faced with spending 21 days agonizing over those 3 little egglets, only to have just one hatch, and then find out that that one li'l babe is a roo!