I have heard so many great things about BO's and I would LOVE to have a few in my collection. I am ALSO very VERY interested in hatching. Now some may know and some may not that I am a newbie/addict to chicken's. My first flock is almost ready to spend their first night in their newly refurbished (ex rabbit hutch) coop. (the girls are 8 weeks and some change) I have nothing in the way of an incubator or any such thing but I am really loving the idea of hatching, Id love to have the experience for my entire family. But... I'm terrified of failing to hatch even one chick and dealing with (explaining) the situation to a 7y/o. let alone get lucky and have one or two hatch to only turn out to be roo's... So I'm leaning more toward's possibly cooling my heels on all this and focusing on my garden and girls. But every time I get started on chewing the thought over I can't help but get giddy at the thought of a new project, that could possibly give us brand new baby chicks and hopefully a beautiful BO hen to love and cuddle. So: What's the positives and negatives of failing and or succeeding at hatching? What should I expect to need? Any advice or thoughts? I haven't quite made up my mind one way or another but I am seriously thinking about it.