So my daughter, myself and wife have been wanting a small flock of chickens for awhile and have decided to get into it. I raised chickens a looooong time ago. We are in the process of building a 4' x 10' coop and run. The hen house will be elevated about 26" off the ground so they will have 40sq. ft. to run around in. We are planning on 6 chickens the hen house will be 4' x 5' I figured 20 sq. ft. should be good for 6 birds. Now for the problem finding chicks I new I should have but I did not pre-order plenty of places around me that sells them but had to pre order or be lucky and be there when they are delivered in which sometimes they have extras so anyone have any ideas where one can get chicks in North central Ma or Southern NH?? Looking for good egg layers. All the local TSC have are ISA Browns that are sexed we were looking for a variety...
Also have 3 cats and an English Mastiff