I'm originally from Lancaster County, and now settled in Berks/Chester County (Elverson). With a (very active!) three-year-old son, I think I'm going to need start with pullets this time around. Anyone know of any one in Lancaster, Berks or Chester counties that may be selling started pullets this spring? I'm thinking around April. I'm going to have to visit some mud sales for a coop. Hmmm, now what breeds... (yup, I was browsing all day yesterday at work. window shopping, if you will.)
We only have 1/4 acre, with unfriendly zoning ordinances, so mum's the word. But, coming from a city flock in Springfield, Massachusetts on 1/10th of an acre, I'm a pro at clandestine activities!
I'm very close to you and I plan to have some started pullets later this spring. I have chicks now, and they are super easy to raise in your basement.
I have a list of the breeds we have and some pics here: http://www.eureka-farm.com