I have always sworn that I would never raise chicks in the house and I haven't, so far. I have eggs in the bator due to hatch in 8 days. I believe at least four will hatch. Problem is, the near constant broodies that I had that would have gladly taken the chicks were killed in a predator attack. I can't bring myself to throw away perfectly good eggs. Guess I'll be doing some in the house brooding.