I have been currious about this...I currently raise silkies but according to what I have read here that peachicks are much harder than chickens...how so? If I were to hatch chicks this spring would they be old enough to go outside by mid-late summer and then survive winter? Would i need to provide heat for the first winter? And what extra care do the baby chicks need? Also Is incubation different than chicken eggs? (I guess I better do more web searching too) I will be buying 1 or 2 year old pairs this spring, but was thinking about trying to hatch some just for fun. does anyone have pros/cons of this?