This is my first year with chickens, i have four hens that still havent started laying but they are extremely close! Everything is going extremely well and im finding the hole chicken keeping extremely enjoyable I want a few more chickens and im not sure if i want to incubate and hatch some myself or get some chicks in the spring. So i have a few questions to help with my decision It is advisable for a newbie to incubate eggs? ( my aunt just successfully hatched 17 guinea keets who all survived so she is always there if i need help in a pinch) If i were to buy shipped eggs and only want to incubate 6 of them, how can i tell which eggs are the best candidates for incubation? is incubation more trouble than its worth for only a few chicks? Lastly, if i decide to incubate a few eggs should i wait until the spring? Thanks guys, im a total newbie and i really want to try incubating eggs myself but i also dont want to do anything stupid! All advice is greatly appreciated!