I am a teacher who owns chickens, and have posted here fora while, and am planning on passing my addiction over to my students. I know, not very nice of me. I teach seniors in high school, specifically 3 humanities courses, where I would like to hatch some eggs. It sounds dorky I know to do this with kids so old, but I mentioned it to them to get a response and they are all excited. And now I am. I really think it will help them take a step back and slow down a little as they are hurtling towards pure adulthood in the next 8 months. So, hints for me? I have owned chickens, raised from day olds, but never hatched...well, I hatched duck eggs with my class when I was 6...but I don't remember much other than the pure joy when they started coming out, and how our teacher had us all be quiet so that we didn't disturb the little duckies.