I'm new here and new to Chickens, well sort of. We had a small flock of RIR's 15 years ago, and loved it. Of course there wasn't all the information out there like there is today at your finger tips. Anyhow my question is, why are hatching eggs higher in price than baby chicks? I've been looking at a couple mail order hatcheries and, unless I'm reading it wrong eggs are .50 to 1.00 more than chicks, is that right? If so why?