Ok so heres the deal, I really want some hatching eggs of a sertain breed (brown leghorn), and the cheapest price Ive found is 24.95 per dozen, which is pretty cheap if you ask me compared to others ($5 per egg! ) and so I want to purchase a few dozen of theese. Anyways, I have about 23 chickens that Ive had since they wer chicks and I am thinking about selling all my chickens to get enough money to buy those eggs. The thing is, theese chickens that I have, Ive been there all the way with them, from chicks to chickens and it just seems sad to have to sell all of them theese wer more of a hobby type chickens, great layers,some were great tasting just a fun bunch of birds. Now these eggs I am planning to order, are also to me, a big investment and a big hope. Well as everybody knowes, times are hard and money isnt just lying around anymore. A great example of that, my aunt came to visit today and told me of the family summer project she has planed out for this year, making a shed in her backyard, out of adobe, adobe really? yes, bricks of mudd and straw dried in the sun, being made buy all the kids & cousins stomping in the mud and throwing staw in while a hose is on to make it muddier. Now to tell u the truth, I really do think that sounds like a fun project but it also proves a point, money is hard to get and the economy is at its worst, but I am planning for my leghorn eggs(once hatched) to be big layers, as leghors alwayas are and to supply us with eggs, send our aunts an uncles, cousins and all other relatives eggs, so it is one less thing to worry about, sell any surpluss, sell as hatching eggs, hatch in my bator to replenish flock, and maybe eat a few chickens. Now this seems a bit drastic so I would like to see what you think, any answers are very appreciated, thank you.