I have never incubated any eggs. I started reading this site because I wanted to raise some chickens for eggs. I received 23 2 week old chicks from the local zoo for free. They have chicks donated to the zoo for a chick display and when they get too big they give them away so that is how I ended up with chickens. 21 of them are female and i'm now getting 18-20 eggs per day! They even started laying earlier than I expected, 19 weeks! Everything I know about taking care of them I have learned here on BYC. Thank you all soo very much for all the valuable information. But now after reading about how you all love to incubate eggs I feel myself wanting to do it too. The only thing is..... what do you do with all those babies when they grow up? Do you sell them or let them grow up enough to eat them? I don't know how brave I would be when it would come time to butcher them.