I wish i would have joined sooner......my intent was not to be a chicken farmer but an egg harvester. Having said that my Buff's had very different ideas. I'm sorry to say that my first go hasnt been a complete success. 5 hatched over the past day or so....i lost 3 of 5.... I hope to use BYC to increase my success rate. I cant believe how much fun it is to warch the birds run all over the property.