Hi I'm new here and somehow my son roped me into this chicken thing. One day when my friend was dropping off eggs for us, he asked her for one egg that he could hatch the next time. That was 2 weeks ago. Now we have made an incubator, and have 18 eggs in it. The hatching should start on the 20th....if it really happens. I don't know what I will do with half that many let alone all of them if they hatch! But we are hard at it learning all we can. I have a great yard for them, but I am not sure how to let them wander about and keep the cats and dogs away. I have a question....I posted a question about our eggs on a different part of this site a few days ago and when I looked at it today, every place I had the word egg was replaced with rooster. I went to edit it and egg was right where it should be, with no rooster. What is this all about? Thanks!