A good way to experiment with
new chicken breeds is to incubate
your own eggs.
Fertilized eggs can cost
anywhere from a dollar and beyond, but it’s usually cheaper than
ordering live chicks in the mail due to the minimum amount being either
50 or 100.
We had good luck ordering
fertilized eggs on E-bay
a few years ago. Your chicks won’t have that “traveling in a box”
stress to shake off, and you’ll feel more self sufficient knowing you
can expand your flock without any commercial help.