Hello My name is Mary (MearBear), I have found many answers to many of my questions on this website and now i have become a member After years of research i have decided to get my first batch of eggs, i am getting them in 2 days. I will be incubating them and hopefully hatching them. I am expecting to get get 6 eggs but i am able to get 12 i was wondering what you guys think since this is my first time incubating i don't want to end up with 12 chickens (i know the chances of that are slim). They will all be Australorps. I have a big family of 12,so the chickens wont be too much work. I own a dog,a dove, a gecko and a hedgehog Im so happy to have joined this website and I know you guys will be of great help to me.