Hi, I had some chickens when I was a kid. Now that our children are 9 we have around 11 chickens, 5 chicks and two male ducks... my wife bought them as pets for our children - the ducks that is. I have much to learn. We have started hatching our own birds. While at work one night My wife called me when an egg exploded at 1:00 AM! Stinky!!! Time to start reading about hatching eggs. Have a 1951 Sears incubator that's almost in new condition.