Okay here is the deal. My daughter wants to try to hatch a couple of chicks. I have found a small incubator that I can get for her that will hold 2 or 3 chicken eggs; She is almost 12 and a very responsible animal lover. The incubator is a manual meaning she will have to turn the eggs herself. Here are my questions: Do you think it would be a good experience for her to see how it is done and learn that it is not easy...meaning she cannot just put them in there one day and walk in another day and there be perfect babies waiting for her? Do you think going manual turn for a first experience is the way to go? I am leaning on this because I think she needs to know exactly what mother hen goes through. The chicks would be very welcomed here in our little flock for sure. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, advice, comments? Thanks. Her Birthday is coming up and I am considering the incubator and a few eggs as a gift. Thanks for any input.