Rearing your own chicks is certainly not that difficult and certainly doesn't require any expensive equipment. A cardboard box, heat lamp, wood shavings, food and water are all that's required.
You can hatch your own chicks in an incubator from fertile eggs, or you can buy day old chicks from a breeder and as long as you provide them with their basic needs, they should thrive.
This article covers everything you need to know in order to successfully rear chicks from day old to Point of Lay or POL as it is called which is generally around 16-20 weeks old when they are ready to be integrated with your flock.
It is a wonderful moment to find chicks cheeping away in your incubator when your eggs hatch but you do need to ensure the brooding area is ready for them and is heated to a suitable temperature before moving them in.
This article provides you with essential information about providing the correct temperature in the brooding area and how to heat it.