I'm just curious...I'm a newbie and have 10 fabulous chickens that I got at about 18 weeks and they are just starting to lay. I see so many posts of people hatching their own. My question? 1. What is the purpose for hatching your own 9 I assume becuae you want to raise them from day one 2. Or are you raising them to sell? If so are there alot of peole that do that. Just seems like alot of people hatching chicks...are they all big raisers?