Ok so we got 5 chicks back in April, luckily they all turned out to be hens because we can't have roos. Well have grown addicted to my girls and in the future (maybe soon, maybe not) I'd like to incubate some eggs and see what we come out with. But I have questions and want info before I even think about doing it for sure. My plan is to make my own incubator, just wondering if people have good experiences with homemade incubators? Are their breeds that hatch better outcomes than others? We have a bunch of brown egg layers and we'd love to have white eggs and maybe some blue - green eggs. I am planning to try to get some local eggs if we can, I've read that you have to let shipped eggs set for a bit before incubating.. would this be the case with local eggs since there would be some traveling involved? I know there is 50/50 chance of hatching pullets and Cockerels so I am planning we'd just cull the roos for chicken dinner but at what age do you wait to do this at and will the roos already be crowing quite a bit at the appropriate age to cull them? I'm afraid we may have irritated neighbors if we end up with several noisy roos. Are their places I take the roos to so they can be culled or is it something I'd have to learn to do myself? Sorry if these are weird questions but I am still pretty new to chickens. Chicken math is kicking in though and I am so obsessed with the ones we have. I think hatching eggs would be an awesome experience for myself and my kids. Any advice you'd want to offer someone thinking about incubating eggs would be great. Thanks!