Hi everyone! I'm so excited I have taken the plunge into hatching eggs! I bought just a simple starter incubator to make sure I do well and like it before committing to a larger, more expensive unit. I already have a person wanting me to set some eggs for her. She realizes I'm a newbie and all, but is like me and is in no hurry and would rather go through a local farmer/producer than through a hatchery. I am in the process of getting my testing to be NPIP certified....week after next to be exact.....and the chicks I just purchased who are completely separate on different farms are from an NPIP location as well. I want to maintain that and get NPIP certified eggs to keep myself and those wanting hatched peeps safe. Where do you all get your eggs when you don't hatch your own? I know prices vary depending on breed, but what is a legitimate price for your dual purpose, brown egg layer breeds such as RIR, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, etc? Again, I know this can vary greatly especially w/ shipping charges considered, but per egg or per dozen, what is a fair price? Selling eggs or peeps that are NPIP certified, does this show in the price as well? I'm excited to set my first chicks in a couple weeks after I set up my incubator and get everything regulated. If anyone has some tips for me as a first time egg setter I'd be greatly appreciative! Oh, also, if I buy these eggs to set for her, do I price the chicks to cover the eggs and my time/costs? See, totally new! Thanks again!