I am looking at purchasing 3-4 meat birds every 6-8 weeks to keep a steady supply of chicken meat available for my family. Wondering if it would be more cost effective to purchase the chicks or purchase an incubator and eggs? The hatchery I bought my egg layers from has a minimum order of $25 so it would never be worth it in my opinion to purchase 3-4 chicks from a hatchery. I am currently trying to locate someone nearby that can fill my need by purchasing from them but I am having a very hard time locating someone. Need some advice!