DH has one of these friends who knows it all.. from giving birth, to the care and upkeep of chickens this guy thinks he knows it all... So we are now clear about what type of person we are talking about..lol DH told him that any day now we should have chicks, the friend asked when we got a bator. DH said we dont we have a silkie. The friend said that chicks that are hatched by hens are stronger healthier chicks then if we were to hatch the same eggs with a bator. Is there any truth to this?