Ok so after my very long stressful season so far I am thinking maybe hatching my own might not be such a bad thing. It can't be worse than trying to segregate all the newbies anyway. So what would I need. I have hatched goose and duck eggs before. I just had a cheap little cooler type incubator. put water in the well, turn eggs twice a day. That was about it. Our hatches seemed always to go pretty well. Everyone hatched and we had very few come have a hard time. So I have been reading and lurking in this section for a while and it seems like chickens might be much harder. What exactly do I need to get started really. Brooder box for afters i am sure, incubator, thermometer, something to read humidity, a sponge just in case I cannot get humidity high enough. Thats my list so far. Anything else thats really needed. Will the cheapie ones work ok enough? I have one hen showing signs of being broody but I don't know if she will actually finish the job once she has started it and honestly I won't find out now because the heat seems to have put her off it.