Ok, I am fairly new to the whole chicken thing. I had them when I was a kid and we have had one or two off and on for the past couple of years, but, I guess you can say I have been really bitten by the bug this time! I built my own incubator, mainly for my kids to watch a hatch (My son is in 4H and I thought he would enjoy the experience) and I got some mutt eggs from a lady close by. Well our first hatch in our homemade bator gave us 5 chicks (although, I had to cull one). Not to mention since we started hatching we have acquired a trio of Buff Silkies, 2 Sicilian Buttercup hens, a Dutch Bantam hen, and tomorrow I have two more Silkie Roos and another hen coming (These on top of my sons 4-H chicks! Now, to top this ridiculous sickness off, our feed store has chicks in! I stopped by to get some grain for my horse and lo and behold chicks! Well, they had Barred Rock babies in and I have wanted one forever and always missed them when they were in, so, little Molly has joined the other babies in the nursery. Not to mention they are getting one shipment a week for the next several weeks and this week they are getting giant cochins!! Aaaggghhh! Plus, I have another 8 eggs in my little incubator. I mean, seriously, does this ever stop or is this going to be an affliction/addiction that will plague me for the rest of my days!?! *sigh* Oh well, I figured someone on this forum was bound to understand, lol.